🐕 If your dog keeps sticking their tongue out, it is important to know when this is normal canine behavior and when it implies they have a physiological problem. In this AnimalWised video, we look at why a dog sticks their tongue out a lot and when we should be concerned.
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There are some reasons why sticking out Their tongue is normal but this action Is often a sign of physical distress in Dogs at animal wise we look at the main Reasons a dog sticks out their tongue [Music] Thermoregulation dogs don’t have sweat Glands the way we do their main Mechanism of thermoregulation is panting This consists of accelerated shallow Breathing with the mouth open and the Tongue out this helps moisture evaporate From the respiratory tract during an Increase in environmental temperature Physical exercise or even intense Emotion while panting when hot is normal There are times when it can be a sign of A serious problem Heat stroke severe body temperature rise Occurs due to excessive environmental Temperature or very high humidity at a Humidity of 80 percent the Pantene Mechanism loses Effectiveness since the Air is saturated and makes evaporation More difficult in these cases we can Observe an excessive and persistent Panting it’s lighter than normal and Requires a greater effort from the dog It’s most important that we prevent heat Stroke when the ambient temperature is Hot so avoid sun exposure and ensure They have plenty of water at their Disposal find out how to know if your Dog is overheating by clicking the info
Video above Fever when a fever enters the descending Phase mechanisms aimed at lowering body Temperature are set in motion including Panting Pain any process that is causing pain or Discomfort in your dog can cause panting It’s even possible this accompanies a Fever it will be necessary to determine The underlying cause and administer the Corresponding treatment Obesity being overweight can cause Abnormal panting in your dog for several Reasons excessive weight requires Greater physical effort for exercise and Can cause joint pain excess adipose Tissue also influences an increase in Body temperature if you think this is The case for your dog you should provide Them with a diet appropriate for their Age breed and physiological State as Well as ensure a regular exercise Regimen Laryngeal paralysis this is a neurogenic Alteration of the dorsal cricoarytenoid Muscle it prevents the cartilage of the Larynx from opening properly when Breathing to alloy the passage of air One of the first signs that will appear In this pathology will be excessive Panting Breed disposition Brachycephalic breed such as the English And French Bulldogs pug Pekingese Boston
Terrier or shiitsu are predisposed to Suffer from brachycephalic syndrome the Confirmation of the Airways and the Acutely shortened snout of these breeds Prevents correct ventilation through the Nostrils forcing these animals to Breathe through the mouth other breeds Such as the Labrador and Golden Retriever have a genetic predisposition To suffer from required laryngeal Paralysis Cushing’s syndrome or Hyperadrenocorticism it’s characteristic To observe panting even in resting Situations although the specific cause Is unknown it seems that it may be Related to weight gain muscle weakness Diaphragmatic pressure caused by an Enlarged liver and the direct effect of Glutocorticoids Anemia Red blood cells are responsible for Transporting oxygen in the blood in Anemic animals there is a lack of oxygen In the tissues which stimulates panting And increases the respiratory rate to Try to compensate for the oxygen deficit What to do if my dog sticks out their Tongue a lot we must determine if there Is any normal physiological reason for The dog panting or sticking out their Tongue if it is due to high ambient Temperature physical exercise or intense Emotions we shouldn’t worry as already
Mentioned panting is a physiological Mechanism for thermoregulation if we do Not find any normal cause for our dog to Be panting if we consider the Pantene Excessive or they have a predisposition To the causes explained here we need to Take them to a vet for a health Examination If you want to learn more about diseases In dogs don’t miss the playlist We Share Here does your dog stick their tongue Out a lot let us know in the comments if You’ve encountered this issue and we’ll See you next time for more Animal Care Videos [Music]