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Dog Bronchitis

…dogs cough lasts longer than two months.Cause of Bronchitis in Dogs For the majority of cases, the main cause of chronic bronchitis is unknown. Some cases of the condition are preceded by , though prior infections do not seem to be a primary cause. Smoke, dust, and other irritants found in the air can also be a reason for inflammation of a dog’s bronchial tubes.Signs and Symptoms The most common sign of chronic bronchitis in dogs is a dry cough

Cat Asthma

…turn cause difficulties in breathing. It is a chronic, progressive disease that cannot be fully cured; however, long term management is possible, and cats affected by asthma can live normal, healthy lives with ongoing treatment. An acute asthmatic attack has the potential of being fatal and must be treated immediately.Symptoms and Diagnosis In milder cases there may only be a chronic, low grade cough, and the animal may show no other signs of…

Dog Babesia Infection

…the infected red blood cells, which will result in anemia. Localized inflammations can occur when the parasites are carried to other parts of the body with the bloodstream. If untreated, the infection can become chronic. A dog with chronic Babesia infection may only display mild symptoms and become a carrier of the disease. Generally speaking, for a dog to become infected via tick bites the tick must remain attached to the dog for 2 to 3 days. A…

Masticatory Muscle Myositis - MMM

…MMM appears as an acute (sudden) and chronic form (more common). Canines with the acute form may be lethargic, feverish, and reluctant to eat or chew. The patient may exhibit swelling of facial and forehead muscles, excessive salivation, bulging eyes, prolapsed third eyelids, shrinkage of head muscles, sunken appearance and enlarged local lymph nodes. Dogs can still be active and alert. Dogs with the chronic form cannot open the mouth normally or…

Megaesophagus

…signs include fever, cough, nasal discharge, mucus, salivation, difficulty swallowing, weight loss, poor physical condition. Dogs suffering from Megaesophagus can experience malnutrition and aspiration pneumonia. Diagnosis should rule out other illnesses. Observations include excessive salivation, and mild to moderate cachexia (physical wasting from loss of weight, muscle atrophy, loss of appetite, etc.), coughing and wheezing. The veterinarian…

Dog Difficulty Breathing

…on the lungs. • Giant dogs such as s are at high risk for congestive heart failure and cardiomyopathy. • Toy breeds and small dogs can have a collapse of the trachea, chronic mitral valve disease or bronchitis.Symptoms • • Difficulty breathing, shortness of breath. • • Coughing It is advisable to consult with your veterinarian if any of these symptoms occur. Your veterinarian will conduct several studies to determine the cause. Initially your…

Cat Loss of Weight

…heartworm medication, if the cat tests negative. When a cat tests positive for heartworms and while this disease is more common in dogs, cats can develop it as well, especially cats that roam outdoors. Symptoms include coughing, wheezing, weight loss, lethargy, difficulty breathing, and vomiting. Treatment of infected cats is extremely difficult because the treatment options themselves can prove highly dangerous to the cat. Adulticide treatment…

Concerns in the Shar-Pei Breed

…normal ear canal. However, heat, moisture, excessive sebum or cerumen production allows the organism to breed.Symptoms and Diagnosis Symptoms include a bacterial ear infection and dirty ears.Treatment Treatment for chronic yeast overgrowth includes routine cleaning and prescribed glucocorticoids or antibiotics. Overview Tight lip and Lip Fold Pyoderma. The Shar-Pei may experience mouth problems in the form of tight lip or lip fold…

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