Dog panting or fast breathing is rapid labored breathing which is not a normal breathing pattern.
In some situations, it is normal for a dog to breathe heavily after engaging in activities such as, playing, walking, exercising, or during hot weather.
However, panting accompanied by other symptoms such as diarrhea is concerning. So, what causes dog diarrhea and panting?
We outline the potential causes of dog diarrhea and panting, along with the associated symptoms and when to seek help.
Here’s why dog diarrhea and panting happens
Dog diarrhea and panting are symptoms that can be caused by underlying disorders which include illness, intestinal parasites, poisoning, bacterial or viral infection, stress, allergies, and medication side effects. Panting is also a sign that a dog is in pain, due to underlying health problems.
Dog diarrhea and panting are symptoms of a condition, rather than conditions in themselves. Certain underlying conditions that cause diarrhea can also cause fast breathing as a secondary symptom. Panting can also be a sign of other underlying conditions.