We brought home our puppy yesterday and I have a few questions/concerns. Mia has been drinking quite a bit, and panting every so often. She's also been whining excessively and randomly throughout the day and sleeping quite a bit. I'm curious if this is normal behaviour to be expected or if I should be concerned. Her first vet appointment is booked for a week from sunday. Thanks in advance.
how old is she? was she from a home or a shelter? the whining is normal, if she was with her littermates she'll miss them, or even a change in surroundings. how much panting? excessive? sleeping a lot can be normal; need to know some more about her- breed? mix? if possible her 1st vet appointment really should be in the first couple days after brining her home to get a good checkup.
These things sound like normal dog behavior. Mention them to your vet just to be safe. Your puppy is a baby expect baby behavior like this while your new addition is getting accustomed to the new enviornment.
Puppies wear themselves out easily, and it's not unusual for a puppy to sleep 20 hours out of the day. I suspect the panting is more nervousness than anything else, moving to a new house and leaving the litter is a big and exciting change.