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Dog Coughs

…cases, a canine cough will occur more often at certain times of the day than at other times. Or, certain activities such as exercising or eating may act as triggers for your pets cough. Rather than being an actual illness in itself, a canine cough is actually a symptom of another condition or problem. The way that your dog will be affected by a cough tends to depend upon the illness or condition that is triggering the coughing response.…

Dog Bronchitis

…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 that may or may not produce phlegm. The are often triggered by excitement and exercise. The coughing fits typically cease with gagging or the expulsion of a foamy substance. These actions can often be seen as . Weight and appetite of the dog are well maintained with bronchitis.If Undetected…

Dog Kennel Cough

…at any one time, the infection typically lasts a 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…

Concerns in the Shar-Pei Breed

…interfere with trachea) and hypoplastic trachea (smaller trachea). These abnormalities can decrease the dog’s respiratory reserve.Symptoms and Diagnosis Symptoms of BOAS include snuffling, snorting, noisy breathing, coughing, gagging, fainting or collapsing. The Shar-Pei cannot tolerate heat stress or excessive physical exercise. Diagnosis can include assessing under light anaesthesia the soft palate with a long, straight bladed laryngoscope. The…

Cat Heartworms

…practices. It is important, however, that your cat maintain a regular check up every six months with your local veterinary clinic. Cortisone can be used for lung disease and medications to prevent vomiting and excessive coughing can be given as well. When the case is more severe, however, then IV fluids, oxygen treatment and antibiotics can also be used. The truth is though - there is no medication that can guarantee the cure of heartworm,…

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