FAQ: Why Is My Pregnant Dog Shivering And Panting?

Answered by Dr. Jeff Feinman 

The answer to any symptom manifestation is that the cells that are involved, whether in the brain or lungs, are imbalanced from physiological change. The underlying imbalance might be hormonal; it might be temperature-related; it might be anxiety-related. It really depends on the situation, so I would say that looking at the bigger context and if there are other issues that persist, you should go to your vet to see what’s going on and then decide what to do. 

I’m Jeff Feinman from HolisticActions!, answering pet parent questions. Thank you for joining me today and we’ll talk soon. 

Suggested Treatments: 

  1. Engaging with people or the environment with a therapeutic sniff walk
  2. Rescue Remedy
  3. Snuffle mat

Related Symptoms: 

  1. Shivering
  2. Panting
  3. Clinginess

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Dr. Jeff

Jeffrey Feinman, BA, VMD, CVH, graduated in 1985 from the University of Pennsylvania and was Penn’s first veterinary dual-degree University Scholar, holding both molecular biology and veterinary degrees. He is the founder of HolisticActions.com and dedicated to pet parent empowerment.

Dr. Jeff is devoted to researching about how to harness the innate power of the individual using Vitality and Balance. He and his wonderful wife Amy live with Archie, a rescue pup, and a Rex cat named Tigger.

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