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Labored Breathing

Dog Difficulty Breathing

Labored breathing, difficulty breathing, respiratory distress, all fall under the category of dyspnea. It can happen when your dog inhales or exhales. When dyspnea occurs, your pet may not be able to get enough oxygen into his system. If your dog has an underlying 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…

Cat Brachycephalic Syndrome

…be too long and cover the epiglottis causing snoring, choking and other breathing problems. • Stenotic Nares- Simply defined, this is a narrowing of the animal’s nostrils • Narrowed Trachea- the windpipe is narrow thus making breathing labored • Laryngeal Saccules- On the voice box there are small pouches called saccules. Since these animals, many times labor to breath, these sacs can become inflamed which then further obstructs the airway.Signs…

Dog Brachycephalic Syndrome

…be too long and cover the epiglottis causing snoring, choking and other breathing problems. • Stenotic Nares- Simply defined, this is a narrowing of the animal’s nostrils • Narrowed Trachea- the windpipe is narrow thus making breathing labored • Laryngeal Saccules- On the voice box there are small pouches called saccules. Since these animals, many times labor to breath, these sacs can become inflamed which then further obstructs the airway.Signs…

Cat Asthma

…cases there may only be a chronic, low grade cough, and the animal may show no other signs of breathing difficulty. More severe symptoms include wheezing, labored breathing, excessive coughing, and intolerance to exercise. Other signs of breathing difficulty are: breathing with an open mouth, and excessive movement of the abdominal area when breathing. Main means of diagnosis include presence of the above symptoms, radiographs, and a response to…

Dog Babesia Infection

…will show substantial anemia. There may be neurological signs if the infection becomes sequestered into the central nervous system. In severely infected dogs there may be upper respiratory symptoms such as coughs or labored breathing. It is possible to diagnose Babesia infection by direct observation of the blood, such as a blood smear; however the parasites are often difficult to detect. If the symptoms are suggestive of a Babesia infection, PCR…

Cat Loss of Weight

…outdoors. The FeLV has four different subgroups including A, B, C, D, and T with each having their unique symptoms and causes. Common symptoms among all the subgroups include , weight loss, , apathy, difficulty or labored breathing, and enlarged lymph nodes. Preventing the virus includes having the cat vaccinated for FeLV before symptoms begin, because an infected cat cannot be given the vaccine. Treatment for those diagnosed with the condition…

Dog Tylenol Poisoning

…there are symptoms to watch for. There are three different stages of toxicity, which depend on when the dog consumed the Tylenol, though sometimes the owner may not know the exact time frame. Symptoms include , labored breathing, gums may have a brown color to them, drooling, swelling of the face, and limbs, uncoordinated, unsteady, jaundice, and the mental state of the dog can be affected. If any of these symptoms occur after the dog ingests…

Cat Liver Tumor

…follow and normally include a guide of information on when the cat may return to normal activities, while additionally informing the cat’s owner on types of things to monitor. Usually, cat owners should monitor for labored breathing, discoloration in their cat’s gums or tongue, as well as checking for infection at the location of surgery. Furthermore, cat owners need to make sure their cat does not lick or scratch the incision. In addition, cats…

Dog Liver Tumor

…to follow and normally include a guide of information on when the dog may return to normal activities, while additionally informing the dog owner on types of things to monitor. Usually, dog owners should monitor for labored breathing, discoloration in their dog’s gums or tongue, as well as checking for infection at the location of surgery. Furthermore, dog owners need to make sure their dog does not lick or scratch the incision. In addition, dogs…

Cat Cancer

…associated with cat cancer vary according to the type of cancer present. For example, oral cancer may cause excessive drooling, trouble with eating and swallowing, and bleeding from the mouth. On the other hand, labored breathing may be a sign of lung cancer while stiffness and difficulty with movement can be symptoms of bone cancer. Since there are so many different types of cancer, each with its own set of typical symptoms, it can be…

Dog Autoimmune Disease

…female from cycling, which in turn prevents her from breeding. However, if she does become pregnant, the daily medications she takes for her disease can leave the puppies with severe birth defects, or cause premature labor and spontaneous abortions. At best, it will simply leave the puppies at risk to develop an autoimmune disease, themselves. Many dogs may not show signs of the disorder or be diagnosed until later in life, after they have…

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