7 week lab/aussie puppy breathing fast while sleeping
by john caulfield
(pacific, mo usa)
my labor/Aussie collie 7 week old puppy breaths very fast and shallow when she is sleeping.
Is this a concern?
I doubt this is anything you need to worry about. Puppies are notorious for breathing erratically while asleep and you're not the first new owner to be concerned that's for sure!
Breathing fast, shallow, irregularly, whining/whimpering, moving, twitching.... they're all pretty normal in sleeping puppies and usually fade somewhat as the pup grows. But, many dogs do the same thing as adults, it just seems less worrying then because they're not so tiny, and they've done it their whole lives :)
As long as your pup seems happy, healthy and active when he's awake. Is eating and drinking normally, and doesn't have problems breathing when awake, then I doubt you need to worry.
If he does seem unwell, very tired, has no appetite etc. or you are still concerned in any way though, discuss it with your vet. It's always better to be safe than sorry.
Best of luck with your new pup.
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