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Asthma Attacks

Asthma is very rare in dogs, but common in cats, especially Siamese. It usually comes on slowly, and you may not notice the first few attacks....


This systemic fungal disease occurs along the eastern seaboard, in the Great Lakes region, and the Mississippi, Ohio, and Missouri valleys of the United St...

Bordetella Bronchiseptica

Bordetella bronchiseptica bacteria are frequently found in dogs with the kennel cough complex and other respiratory diseases....

Canine Influenza

This respiratory virus was first isolated from racing Greyhounds in 2004. The virus appears to have mutated from the equine influenza virus. It has bee fou...


Like people, dogs and cats choke if something lodges in their throats or wind pipes. They gag, retch, and cough trying to expel the object and can become f...

Chronic Bronchitis

This disease affects middle-aged dogs of both sexes. if left unchecked, chronic bronchitis damages the airways and leads to the accumulation of infected mu...

Collapsing Trachea

The trachea is a sturdy tube of cartilage through which the dog breathes. When the cartilage weakens (as in this condition) the trachea can collapse in on ...


Coughing is a reflex initiated by an irritation in the airway. Coughs are self-perpetuating. Coughing dries out the mucous membranes and irritates the brea...

Elongated Soft palate

The soft palate is a flap of mucosa that closes off the nasopharynx during swallowing. Normally, it touches or slightly overlaps the epiglottis....

Foreign Object in the Lungs

Grass seeds and food particles are the most common foreign materials inhaled by dogs that are big enough to lodge in the smaller breathing tubes. Most of t...