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Bronchitis in dogs – proper treatment and prevention

Bronchitis in dogs - proper treatment and prevention

In the previous article, Dreampet shared with you the ages and causes of bronchitis in dogs. Today we will continue with the symptoms and how to treat and prevent the disease that is common in every season, especially at this time of season change.

  1. Symptoms of bronchitis in dogs:

The main symptom of bronchitis in dogs is a severe, dry, persistent cough that can be worse with active play. That’s why it’s important to visit your veterinarian for an accurate diagnosis if you see signs of bronchitis. Here are a few common symptoms of bronchitis.

  • Dry cough, whooping cough
  • Fever
  • Stuffy nose
  • Spitting up, sometimes mistaken for vomit
  • Excessive mucus
  • During activity, symptoms worsen
  • Shortness of breath or increased breathing rate
  • Sneezing or runny nose
  • Anorexia
  • Defect
  • In chronic bronchitis, there is a temporary loss of consciousness after coughing due to lack of oxygen in the brain.
  1. Diagnosis of bronchitis
  • You will need to give your dog a medical history (medical history) of your dog to your veterinarian including the time of appearance and nature of the symptoms. The veterinarian will then perform a physical examination. Complete for dogs through blood tests, urine tests.
  • A chest X-ray is useful in determining the severity of the disease and assessing lung involvement.
  1. How to treat bronchitis in dogs:
  • Treatment for acute bronchitis in dogs may include medications such as antibiotics, bronchodilators, and anti-inflammatory drugs. In the case of dogs having difficulty breathing, they may be hospitalized and given oxygen.
  • Chronic bronchitis is more difficult to treat. Anti-inflammatory drugs, antitussives and bronchodilators can help keep the animal comfortable. Antibiotics may be used if an infection is present. Obesity can worsen symptoms of bronchitis, so maintaining a healthy weight is so important that your veterinarian may prescribe an additional course of diet for your dog if your dog is overweight. you have a problem with obesity. One of the main methods is to remove irritants from the dog’s environment including smoke, chemicals, perfumes, allergens.

It’s important to follow any treatment your veterinarian recommends and follow their instructions exactly.

  1. Prevention of bronchitis in dogs:
  • Weight control, a balanced diet, and proper adherence to medications will control the severity and progression of chronic bronchitis.
  • Exercise is especially important, as it helps clear secretions from the airways, thus making it easier for your dog to breathe. However, exercise should only be done gradually, as it can also cause problems. cough a lot. Additionally, a balanced diet will help keep your dog at the right weight, thereby improving breathing, attitude, and exercise tolerance.
  • Monitor coughing and call your veterinarian immediately if coughing persists, as it can lead to spontaneous loss of consciousness (syncope).

So, when your dog shows signs of bronchitis, you should consult your veterinarian and can treat it at home. However, if after a period of treatment, the pet’s situation does not improve or the symptoms continue to get worse, at this time, you should take your pet to the hospital and seek the intervention of a doctor. Veterinary please

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