Why Do Dogs Pant?


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Which of the following is NOT true?

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1. Dogs may pant to thermoregulate. What does this mean?


Which medications may cause panting?

I. Narcotic

II. Glucocorticoids

III. Thyroid medication

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

You can test your knowledge of the reasons dogs pant with this quiz and corresponding worksheet. You will be quizzed on the causes of panting and the meanings of terms used in the accompanying lesson.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

To demonstrate proficiency in this topic, you will need to have the ability to:

  • Identify true and false statements about panting
  • Understand the meaning of thermoregulate
  • List what types of medications and medical conditions can cause panting
  • Recognize reasons why obesity can lead to panting

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson, such as the cause of panting
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main terms, such as thermoregulate
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to differentiate between true and false statements about panting

Additional Learning

Learn more about why Fido spends so much time panting by using the lesson titled, Why Do Dogs Pant? Topics addressed in this lesson include:

  • The major types of sweat glands found in people and dogs
  • Where these glands are found on people and dogs
  • Whether dogs sweat the way people do