Wheezing after exercise

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Taylor_B
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Wheezing after exercise

Post by Taylor_B » Thu Jul 12, 2018 7:59 pm

Posting on behalf of my brother who doesn't have an account:
He has a one-year-old female lab who is otherwise healthy; typical lab pup: endless energy; bouncing off the walls with excitement.
He's noticed though that after bouts of exercise (especially playing fetch with her tennis ball): After just a few throws, she's wheezing and panting very heavily. She just lays down, wheezes, and pants very fast. This happens as soon as 5 or 7 throws.
For as young and fit as she is, he's worried about it.
She seems to do ok on trips to the field and long walks - even seems ok running around and playing with other pups.
I'm not sure if she could just be REALLY exerting herself when they're playing fetch?
Or if there could be a real issue here? (heart issues, namely)

He's got a vet appointment, but curious in the meantime.
Thoughts?

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Re: Wheezing after exercise

Post by PoorMansWrangler » Thu Jul 12, 2018 8:19 pm

When my GSP did this, it was kennel cough. It sounds like a duck when they are wheezing. Mine was vaccinated, but since kennel cough is like the common cold for dog, their are many strains and the vaccine may not cover it

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Re: Wheezing after exercise

Post by ezzy333 » Thu Jul 12, 2018 10:26 pm

Kennel cough is a disease that will last 2 weeks if you treat it and 14 days if you ignore it. Make up your mind what you need to do.
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It's not how many breaths you have taken but how many times it has been taken away!

Has anyone noticed common sense isn't very common anymore.

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Re: Wheezing after exercise

Post by zrp » Fri Jul 13, 2018 6:59 pm

This doesn't sound like kennel cough to me. I'd keep the appointment

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Re: Wheezing after exercise

Post by Steve007 » Fri Jul 13, 2018 7:28 pm

zrp wrote:This doesn't sound like kennel cough to me. I'd keep the appointment
For sure. I'd be concerned about a cardiology problem. But the OP's brother definitely needs more information.

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Re: Wheezing after exercise

Post by Fun dog » Mon Jul 16, 2018 8:29 am

First thing that comes to mind is a heart problem.

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