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Fluid In Lungs

Dog Coughs

…obstruction. In the case of tooth and mouth infections, the back of the throat can occasionally become inflamed. Such infections are particularly common in small dogs like toy poodles and Pomeranians. Heart problems are also known to cause dogs to cough. In fact, this symptom is one of the most consistent warning signs of heart disease. Often, this type of cough is more common at night and is generally the result of fluid buildup in the lungs.

Dog Heart Disease

…including its shape and size. The dogs lungs can also be examined in this manner. This is important because the presence of fluid in the lungs can assist a veterinarian in determining the type and severity of heart disease that is affecting a particular canine patient. Ultrasound will also help with regards to examining the physical characteristics of a dogs heart. When checking for heart disease in a dog, a veterinarian will likely employ…

Dog Difficulty Breathing

…heart condition, it could indicate a buildup of fluid in his tissues or lungs. The fluid can cause the shortness of breath.Causes • Diseases of the Lung • , such as • or other type of tumors in the lung or chest cavity • Bleeding into the chest or lungs due to trauma or another condition • Too much fluid accumulation in the tissues • Pneumonia or other respiratory disease can occur in dogs that are boarded, sent to doggie day care or…

Cat Congestive Heart Failure

…The heart failure will reduce the blood blow to the muscles, which can cause fatigue. When your cat has congestive heart failure it is likely that fluid will accumulate in the lungs as well. This fluid can cause shortness of breath as well as and difficulty breathing. Fluid can also accumulate in the chest cavity and abdomen.Signs and Symptoms • difficulty breathing or shortness of breath • coughing • fatigue •Diagnosis and Treatment If your…

Cat Heart Disease

…extremities. Many forms of heart disease involve changes in the hearts structure which affect its ability to pump blood effectively. This can cause inadequate blood supply to the bodys organs and can result in the accumulation of fluid in the lungs and abdomen. While heart disease in dogs typically involves problems with the heart valves, heart disease in cats is generally related to changes in the actual heart muscle. As result, feline heart…

Cat Difficulty Breathing

…some fluid in the lungs. She will also observe closely, the cats breathing patterns. The gums are a good indicator of adequate oxygenation. If they are blue tinged, it indicates a lack of oxygen and pale gums will indicate anemia.At the Veterinarian Oxygen will be administered and a lab test will be drawn. The standard lab tests that will be drawn are a CBC, urinalysis and biochemical profile. These will also indicate if the other organs in your…

Dog Larynx and Trachea Cancer

…mouth. In extreme cases a dog can become cyanotic, (gums and other mucous membranes turn blue) and collapse.Procedures for diagnosis Laboratory tests will be performed by your veterinarian. Initially a CBC will be done along with a chemical profile. Urinalysis will also be done. Ordinarily your vet will also take x-rays of the neck and chest. These procedures will normally be followed by acquiring a sample of the fluids in the lungs. Under…

Cat Larynx and Trachea Cancer

…mouth. In extreme cases a cat can also become cyanotic, (gums and other mucous membranes turn blue) and collapse.Procedures for diagnosis Laboratory tests will be performed by your veterinarian. Initially a CBC will be done along with a chemical profile. Urinalysis will also be done. Ordinarily your vet will also take x-rays of the neck and chest. These procedures will normally be followed by acquiring a sample of the fluids in the lungs. Under…

Valley Fever - Coccidioidomycosis

…begins in the desert soil where it matures and dries into strands of cells. These fragile strands break into individual spores, arthroconidia or arathrospores, when the soil is disturbed. The animal needs to inhale only a few spores for infection. The inhaled spores enter a spherule (parasitic cycle) and grows until bursting. As hundreds of endospores release, each endospore develops a new spherule. Infection spreads in the lungs until destroyed…

Cat Malignant Histiocytoma

…also occur in cats.Treatment Options Your initial visit to your veterinarian will include x-rays, ultrasound and a variety of blood tests. The x-rays will allow the vet to visualize the mass in the mediastinum and also the potential for lung involvement. Enlargement or malformation of the other potentially affected organs can also be seen on x-ray. These would include a cat’s liver, lungs and even spleen. By aspirating fluids from the affected…

Dog Malignant Histiocytoma

…include x-rays, ultrasound and a variety of blood tests. The x-rays will allow the vet to visualize the mass in the mediastinum and also the potential for lung involvement. Enlargement or malformation of the other potentially affected organs can also be seen on x-ray. These would include liver, lungs and spleen. By aspirating fluids from the affected area the vet can determine if the blood cells, both red and white, fall within normal parameters.…

Cat Gingival Squamous Cell Carcinoma

…are enlarged, your vet will most likely perform a needle biopsy. A sample of fluid will be removed from the nodes and a more accurate description of the fluid in the nodes can be obtained. It will also indicate if the cancer has spread to the lymph nodes, such as in . X-rays of your cat’s head and chest can help to determine if the tumor has metastasized to the lungs or surrounding tissue. A biopsy will also be performed to accurately determine…

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