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How do I know if my dog have asthma?
- Excessive Panting. Many animals pant when they are hot or fatigued because they do not have many sweat glands.
- Loss of Appetite. Complications of asthma can cause the lungs to become hyperinflated, pushing down on the animal’s stomach.
- Decreased Energy.
- Respiratory Distress.
- Pale Gums.
What does asthma in dogs sound like? The sound is different than a cough or sneeze, and sounds very similar to a wheezing sound a human would make. A wheezing dog will make a high-pitched whistling sound when breathing, usually on an exhale. If your dog is in distress, they may try to find a spot to lay down to try to get their breathing under control.
How do you treat a dog with asthma? How Do You Treat Asthma in Dogs? Your veterinarian will likely recommend medications to treat your dog’s asthma. These can include bronchodilators to help open up the airways, antihistamines to reduce allergic reactions, and steroids to decrease inflammation in the airways.
What does a dog asthma attack look like? Dogs having an asthma attack will experience coughing, panting with a wide mouth, wheezing and an overall difficulty with breathing. Dogs with asthma can also experience a buildup of excessive mucus and phlegm, which, if it is severe enough, can make a dog’s gums turn blue due to a lack of oxygen.