A diagnosis of asthma used to mean retirement for performance horses, or in some cases, euthanasia. But with advancements in research, good management, and the development of products that help heavy coughing horses perform, now many riders can keep their wheezing horses comfortable and extend their lives.
Allergic Rhinitis is one of the most common upper respiratory tract malfunctions in dogs1. The name means an inflammation of the nose, where the mucous membranes of the nose or damage to the nasal mucous membranes have occurred. If you break it down “rhin” refers to the nose and “itis” refers to an inflammation.
Respiratory issues are not only experienced by humans—dogs can also experience a range of breathing problems and respiratory illnesses. These respiratory problems can be troubling to dog owners, so it is important to be knowledgeable and understand how to spot symptoms of respiratory illness, how to treat it or manage it, and how to prevent it.
This article is part of our Cat Asthma series. Download the full Guide To Cat Asthma here. Can cats get asthma?
This article is part of our Cat Asthma series. Download the full Guide To Cat Asthma here.
Why is my Dog Coughing?
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Like humans, dogs can catch viruses and infections and show symptoms similar to that of a cold or flu. Kennel cough is a common respiratory infection in dogs caused by bacteria or viruses. When the respiratory tract becomes inflamed from these microorganisms, the irritation can cause a persistent dry cough.