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Whether it's from playing in the sunshine with your dog, or a vigorous game of fetch, you'll probably have seen your four-legged best friend with their tongue rolling out of their mouths, panting heavily. It's natural to wonder why dogs pant, and whether or not it's a warning sign. First of all, don't panic - in most cases, a panting dog is a sign of a happy, well-exercised dog who is just being themselves. However, there are a couple of warning signs that it's worth watching out for, just in case.

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1. Don't Don't Sweat

The way that dogs are designed is inherently different from humans. After all, they're wearing the equivalent of a fur coat all of the time. When it comes to people, after running around on a warm day or exerting ourselves, we're usually sweating, taking off an item of clothing, or looking for a nice cold drink. When it comes to dogs, these are options that they don't have - when a dog is bouncing around, they're essentially working out with a heavy coat on.

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