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Dog Heart Disease

…of the heart which lead to stress and disruption of this vital system. Heart disease does not involve one particular type of defect or one specific type of disruption to this organs blood-pumping system. Rather, different forms of this disease are caused by different problems, weaknesses, and flaws.Causes There are two broad categories of heart disease -- acquired heart diseases and congenital heart diseases. The latter type of disease results…

Cat Heart Disease

…also develops a cough, one that is generally low-pitched and uncontrollable. Heart disease tends to cause fluid buildup in both the lungs and abdomen. As the result, some cats with this condition also have a distended belly. While these warning signs are common in a case of heart disease, they can also be caused by other illnesses and conditions. A veterinarian will be able to determine whether or not feline heart disease is at the root of…

Cat Coughs

…hand, a cough coinciding with breathing difficulties and bluish gums is suggestive of heart disease. A hacking cough that brings up blood and phlegm could be indicative of the presence of a lung tumor or pulmonary disease. On the other hand, can also cause a cat to cough. Thus, coughing can simply be a response to the presence of an irritant, or it can be a symptom of an underlying medical condition, such as . When a cat is coughing because of…

Dog Coughs

…respiratory infection such as pneumonia. Coughing up blood, on the other hand, may indicate that your dog has a pulmonary vascular disease, pancreatitis, or canine Cushings Disease. Furthermore, dry canine coughs may be associated with tonsillitis or kennel cough, while a mostly nocturnal cough accompanied by difficulty with breathing may be signs of a serious heart condition. As a result, a dogs cough can be a symptom of a multitude of different…

Cat Congestive Heart Failure

…the heart • • Cardiomyopathy, which is a disease of the muscle itself • The lining around the heart can become diseased as well • If the electrical impulses malfunction, arrhythmias will be caused and consequently CHF will develop Regardless of the age or breed of a cat, this disease can occur. The usual and most common cause is cardiomyopathy, or disease of the heart muscle. Thyroid malfunction and prolonged anemia can also cause CHF. The heart

Cat Bordetellosis

…, or coughing, may also be present, it is not wise to make the mistake of assuming that a cough must be present for feline bordetellosis to exist in a cat. Not all cats actually cough and when they do, it may not be particularly noisy. The coughing may be combined with vomiting, making it hard to distinguish an actual coughing sound. Pet owners who have had cats for a long time, or bought them from reputable breeders, should take heart in knowing…

Tracheal Collapse in Toy Breeds

…secretions that may lead to more coughing and inflammation. As the tissue of the tracheal changes, the condition worsens. Some dogs may show a bluish tinge in their mucus membranes. In severe cases, if the canine is excited and drinks too quickly or is overheated, some may faint from the lack of oxygen to the brain. During diagnosis may take in the following factors: obesity, respiratory infection and irritants, heart enlargement. Assessing if…

Heartworm

…of the disease are noticeable however and you should be vigilant if you notice any of theses symptoms. Some of these symptoms include a cough, especially when you are exercising your pet. Also, you will notice your pet will have less energy than normal and will grow tired more from exercise than normal. In advanced cases of heartworm infection your pet may start to rapidly lose weight, cough up blood, faint, or develop congestive heart failure.…

Dog Heartworms

…connect the heart to the lungs. A dogs heartworm condition is known as severe when the parasites start obstructing the right ventricle of the heart.Symptoms and Diagnosis Usually, dogs that are infested with heartworms never show any signs of the disease. But, some common, yet subtle, indicators include: decreased appetite, weight loss, and listlessness. Respiratory problems are also another sign of the disease. Infected dogs may cough or exhibit…

Dog Difficulty Breathing

…prone to tumors that may occur in the chest. These are in the heart and lung area and cause pressure 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…

Cat Heartworms

…infestation and due to their reasonably small blood vessels and hearts, even one worm can be fatal.What Are The Symptoms? It can take up to two months before any signs of infestation. However, the following symptoms might occur in the case of heartworm: • Vomiting/Gagging • Loss of Appetite • • Fatigue • Weight Loss • Breathing Problems (Heartworm Associated Respiratory Disease) Further, more critical signs start to occur when the worms affect…

Cat Loss of Weight

…to the cat. Adulticide treatment is an option as well as caparsolate drugs. As a last result, the worms can be removed surgically. The best way to prevent the heart worms is keeping your cat on a monthly preventative medication.Inflammatory Bowel Disease Inflammatory bowel disease or IBD is an extreme common condition in cats and normally the cause for chronic diarrhea and vomiting. There is no clear-cut cause for IBD in cats, but some believe…

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