Refine Your Search

Category

Sort by:
Page 1 of 1

Dog Kennel Cough

…total of 14-20 days.Signs and Symptoms The primary symptom of kennel cough in dogs is a dry, hacking cough that is followed by a gagging sensation. Runny nasal discharge is also a common sign. Most dogs suffering from mild cases tend to look fine other than their coughing and a runny nose. In most cases, dogs do not experience a , nor are their appetites typically suppressed, and their activity will usually not decrease. If the dog is having…

Dog Bronchitis

…to dogs that have wheezing or difficulty breathing. This form of medical help works to relax the airways. If coughing continues without responding to the medication, it is likely that a bacterial infection is present. Antibiotics are necessary to rid the body of the bacteria. Cough suppressants can be given for longer periods of coughing. These should be given only in moderation, as they hinder the immune system and prohibit the alleviation of…

Tracheal Collapse in Toy Breeds

…No cure exists for Tracheal Collapse as yet. Treatment of Tracheal Collapse can address secondary problems such as weight loss and irritants. Treatment may be in the form of antibiotics to clear infection, cough suppressants or corticosteroids to decrease mucus secretions in the short term. Dog owners can help by reducing irritants in the air and refraining from smoking. Surgery may involve placing a prosthesis that acts as a non-collapsible…

Dog Influenza

…infection. Symptoms of the mild form include low-grade fever, and a soft, moist cough that persists for 10-30 days despite antibiotics or cough suppressants. A secondary bacterial infection may cause a thick, bloody, nasal discharge. Bacterial species may include Pasteurella multocida and mycoplasma. Some dogs have a dry cough, a symptom often mistaken for Kennel Cough. After the first week, 10-20% of canines may show symptoms of the severe form:…

Valley Fever - Coccidioidomycosis

…Ketoconazole (Nizoral), Itraconazole (Sporanox) and Fluconazole (Diflucan). Valley Fever can relapse and takes a long time to clear. Monitoring liver enzymes is important. Owners can offer supportive care through cough suppressants, pain and fever relief, nutritional support and hospitalization. Dogs that receive early diagnosis and therapy can have a good prognosis. However, dogs suffering from the disseminated infection face a more guarded…

Pneumonia Management

…goal in treating pneumonia. Coughing is actually necessary for treating pneumonia so veterinarians will not prescribe medication to suppress coughing. By coughing, your pet is working to remove pus, mucus, and inflammatory cells from the lungs. It is important that your pet remain hydrated so that these elements (pus, mucus, and inflammatory cells) cannot dry up. Once dried out, these elements cannot be coughed up. Antibiotics will be prescribed…

Masticatory Muscle Myositis - MMM

…experience gastrointestinal upset, bladder infection, bleeder or ulcer, vomiting, diarrhea, and dark and tarry stool. Suppressing the immune system may lead to problems including risk of secondary infection. Affected areas include urinary and respiratory tracts. Signs include straining to urinate and blood in urine. Coughing and/or nasal discharge may be present. A skin infection may develop showing red, irritated or itchy skin. A feeding tube…

Toxoplasmosis and Pregnancy

…death. Signs can include fever, loss of appetite and depression. This disease can affect organ systems, especially the lungs, central nervous system (brain) and eyes. The effects on the respiratory system include fever, cough, and increased respiratory rate and effort. Signs of affecting the central nervous system include depression, head tilt, blindness, seizures and death. Eyes may suffer from uveitis, inflammation of the interior of the eye,…

Page 1 of 1