• 11 months ago

    Rapid heart rate & heavy breathing

    My Dog is about 6.5 years old. His behavior has been very off tonight: he stumbled a couple times during our regular walk and his breathing hasn't gone back to normal since we got back almost 3 hours ago. His heart rate is rapid and his breaths are short. He didn't drink much water and I can tell something is off because he won't leave my side. He's even falling asleep while staring at me. I've tried giving him water, fans on him to cool him down, but his breathing is still short and rapid. Online isn't helping to ease my mind. Are we okay to wait and see a vet tomorrow? Anything I can do to help him tonight?