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Does anyone know why dogs pant instead of getting a drink of water?

I have a long haired chihuahua and she pants bad sometimes and won't go get a drink of water. I even tried giving her fresh cold water and she just won't go and get a drink until she is really ,really thirsty. Does any one know why dogs do this?

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Asked by SheriesMom at 10:58 PM on Nov. 24, 2010 in Pets

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  • HAHAHAHA sorry that made me laugh, I have no idea! BUMP:)

    Answer by khf22 at 10:58 PM on Nov. 24, 2010

  • Panting is the dog equivalent of sweating. She may be hot but not thirsty. She may also be nervous or excited dog will pant them as well.

    Answer by But_Mommie at 11:05 PM on Nov. 24, 2010

  • but mommie is right dogs do not sweat like humans they cannot

    Answer by daisysrdeadly at 11:16 PM on Nov. 24, 2010

  • ya what but mommie said. its the truth.

    Answer by maya123 at 12:45 AM on Nov. 25, 2010

  • Panting is more efficient if you are a dog. Here's a journal I wrote about it once:

    Answer by at 8:21 AM on Nov. 25, 2010

  • I have a Chihuahua/Yorkie Mix & she Pants Alot- Mostly when her Anxiety is out of whack or she is Excited- Dogs Pant when they are in Pain too-


    Answer by daisyb at 9:43 PM on Nov. 25, 2010

  • Panting is what dogs do to cool off since they don't sweat like we do- she may be hot but not thirsty.

    Answer by Freela at 1:39 PM on Nov. 26, 2010

  • The same reason we don't take a sip everytime we sweat. He's not thirsty.

    Answer by SavageGrl at 3:07 PM on Nov. 27, 2010

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