Respiratory

Dogs can catch common respiratory infections. Uncover the signs to look for and how to treat things related to your pet’s airways, lungs, and blood vessels.

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Collapsed Trachea In Dogs: Causes, Symptoms & Treatment

Tracheal Collapse in dogs is a form of obstruction of the trachea or “windpipe” caused by flaccidity and flattening of the cartilaginous rings which support the trachea. The condition is most often seen in small-breed dogs, with the condition worsening over time. Collapsing trachea in dogs causes a harsh cough and breathing difficulties which vary in severity and impact on dogs’ lives. Let’s find out more about this condition, the signs of collapsed trachea to look out for, and how to treat collapsed trachea in dogs.

Terrier with water bottle on head and thermometer in mouth (Caption; Dog Flu Symptoms & Treatment)

Dog Flu Symptoms, Causes, Treatments, And Prevention

If you haven’t heard, a canine flu outbreak is spreading across the nation leaving plenty of pups feeling down in the dumps. But what is all the bark about, what are the symptoms and can you catch it from your dog? Learn more about this contagious outbreak.

Do with hot water bottle on its head (Caption: Can Dogs Get Colds?)

Can Dogs Get Colds? Symptoms, Treatment & More

Does your dog have the sniffles? Watery eyes? Is he sneezing and coughing? Can dogs catch colds? Yes, they can, and the symptoms can range from mild to severe depending on the type of cold virus he’s caught (just as human colds can vary in severity). How do you know when your dog has a cold or something worse? How do you treat his symptoms? Not to worry — we’ll give you everything you need to know about dogs and colds so you can be sure you’re taking good care of your precious pup.

Pug looking sad on couch (caption: Reverse Sneezing In Dogs)

What Is Reverse Sneezing In Dogs? (And How To Stop It)

One of our nicknames for our family dog is Mr. Piggy because he has these strange snorting spells that come on as suddenly as they disappear. I had no idea until recently that these spells are actually a condition called reverse sneezing. While our pup never seems in dire distress when these bouts hit him, I wanted to learn more to make sure there wasn’t anything to worry about. Here’s what I uncovered about reverse sneezing.

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