Yorkie mom is non-stop panting
My yorkie just delivered puppies and she is eating ok but she is panting non stop.
Should I be worried.
Panting can be caused by heat, stress/anxiety, pain, illness, distress, fear or over-exertion. It's impossible to say for sure why your Yorkie is panting so hard but if she's only just given birth (especially if it's her first litter) then it's probably a combination of several of the above.
Usually the momma dog will relax and settle down to nurse the puppies once she's delivered them all and the excitement and discomfort has died down. First time moms are more likely to be stressed and anxious to begin with as they seem to be confused and a bit worried about the whole process.
If your dog doesn't settle down within an hour or two, if she seems to be in pain or distress, or if she continues to have contractions and yet doesn't produce another puppy within 2 hours, then you need to have her examined by your veterinarian to make sure everything is okay.
Best of luck with your dog and her pups.