What Can Be Done for Bronchitis in Dogs, Acute or Chronic
Bronchitis in dogs, acute or chronic, usually affects middle-aged to older dogs. The cause of canine bronchitis isn’t completely clear but has often resulted from untreated respiratory issues like Kennel Cough. Constant contact with atmospheric pollutants like cigarette smoke, airborne fumes, and house dust could also contribute to bronchitis in dogs. If your dog has spasms of coughing for several days, you will want to address this problem immediately. If it is not treated, bronchitis can turn into pneumonia, COPD, or emphysema. The latter two cannot be reversed so you want to be sure that you are making the effort to treat the dog bronchitis.
Common Symptoms of Bronchitis in Dogs
- Harsh, Dry Coughing
- Increased Phlegm
- Shortness of Breath
- Gagging Episodes
Reasonable Steps to Take
The first step you should take if you suspect your dog has bronchitis is to try to eliminate the air pollutants that could be contributing to the problem. As much as possible, use natural based cleaners for floors and carpeting. The same holds for laundry detergents, fabric softeners, etc. Remember, the air they breathe is much lower in altitude than the air we breathe. Simply walking across a carpeted floor stirs up a cloud of dust for their breathing passages. When vacuuming, it is best to keep them away from that room until the dust has had time to settle.
Visiting Your Vet
The next step is to consult your vet to see if an examination is in order. If your dog is having consistent troubles breathing, or there is an uptick in respiratory duress, then it is best to have your pet accessed by a veterinary professional.
Using Ox-E-Drops with a Vaporizer
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