Respiratory

AeroMask and AeroHippus Chamber - Canadian Innovations Help Horses with Asthma

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 in Dogs

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 Illnesses In Dogs

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.  

What Is Dog Flu: Signs & Symptoms, And How To Treat It

Can Dogs Get The Flu? The answer is yes, but canine influenza is different than human influenza. Although the symptoms can look similar, the influenza viruses that cause the infections are completely different strains.

Why Is My Dog Breathing Heavy?

Heavy breathing in dogs and puppies is characterized by rapid, laboured, or struggled breaths. Although this is a normal response if your dog has been playing or is trying to cool down, there are some situations where it can be concerning.

How To Give A Dog An Inhaler

Just as inhaled medication is used to treat respiratory disease (like asthma) in humans, inhaled medication is used to treat respiratory disease in dogs.  Although it may seem difficult to give an inhaler to a dog, administering these medications is simple if you have the right equipment and a little bit of patience!

Why Is My Dog Wheezing?

Wheezing in dogs occurs when something impairs or blocks the flow of air in the windpipe, causing stridor (a whistling sound). This can be caused by swelling and inflammation in the airways, something getting stuck in the windpipe, or a number of medical issues.1

Side Effects Of Systemic Steroids In Dogs

Systemic steroids are a common prescription for dogs, used to treat certain conditions like allergies and autoimmune diseases. For dogs with bronchitis or other respiratory diseases, corticosteroids are used for daily disease management.

Common Causes of Coughing in Dogs

Why is my Dog Coughing?

Bronchodilator Medications For Cats: What They Are, Types Available, And Why Inhaled Medication Is Preferred

This article is part of our Cat Asthma series.  Download the Full Guide to Cat Asthma

Does My Cat Have Asthma Or A Hairball? 

Get more information about the possible causes and treatments of feline breathing problems. Download the Full Guide to Cat Asthma

Canine Chronic Bronchitis: What It Is, Symptoms To Look For, And How To Treat It

If you’ve noticed your dog coughing, wheezing, or having regular breathing problems, you may have wondered: “Can dogs get asthma?”

Why Is My Cat Panting?

Get more information about the possible causes and treatments of feline breathing problems. Download the Full Guide to Cat Asthma

Steroid Medications For Cats With Respiratory Conditions: What They Are, Types Available, And Why Inhaled Medication Is Preferred

This article is part of our Cat Asthma series.  Download the Full Guide to Cat Asthma

Tracheal Collapse In Dogs: What It Is, Symptoms To Look For, And How To Treat It

Canine tracheal collapse is a chronic disease in dogs that affects the windpipe. The condition causes mild to severe obstruction of a dog’s airway that results in coughing and other symptoms.  Tracheal collapse can progress to become life-threatening, so it’s important to get your dog checked out by a vet right away if you suspect they are showing symptoms of a collapsed trachea. 

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