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I think my dog has asthma. What do I do?

I think my dog has asthma. What do I do? Topic: My asthma research
June 16, 2019 / By Azareel
Question: I have a 15 yo medium sized dog. he starts to weez and then gasps for air. becomes almost catitonic. If I close his mouth and make him breath thru his nose, He stops gasping. Vet has no idea what the issue is. Took x-ray. Lungs are clear and he has the heart of an 8yo. Any ideas?
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Wendy Wendy | 2 days ago
You could take him/her to another vet to have him/her checked. I would. Do research on it first though and see what you should do, then.
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Wendy Originally Answered: I think my dog has asthma. What do I do?
You could take him/her to another vet to have him/her checked. I would. Do research on it first though and see what you should do, then.
Wendy Originally Answered: I think my dog has asthma. What do I do?
Look up "reverse sneezing" and read through a description of it, or even check out some of the many videos on YouTube. It sounds a bit like that's what's going on with your dog. It's common and harmless though, so your vet would likely already know about it.

Sharalyn Sharalyn
Look up "reverse sneezing" and read through a description of it, or even check out some of the many videos on YouTube. It sounds a bit like that's what's going on with your dog. It's common and harmless though, so your vet would likely already know about it.
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Orlenda Orlenda
Studies have shown that the asthma is very common disease for dogs like among human. And it is more frequent for all stage of dogs life. Attacked dog's life could be changed just like humans. http://blogs.dogtime.com/online-pet-blog...
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Orlenda Originally Answered: Asthma IM SO SCARED?
I know just how you feel. Well, maybe I don't, because I am in the position of your child. But my mom has been suffering with the same fears and the panic that you are for three years now. I have had asthma my entire life, but it has progressed into EXTREMELY severe asthma these past three years. I am telling you this so you understand you are not alone. There are even support groups for parents of children with asthmatics. Here is my advice to you. 1.) If you ever feel in over your head, or you aren't sure what is going on with your child's breathing, call 911 immediately. It is ALWAYS better safe than sorry. 2.) I don't know how old your child is, but he or she needs a peak-flow-meter if he/she doesn't have one. Monitor the readings periodically, and check them before he/she goes to bed, before and after treatments, and every few hours or so. 3.) take an active role in treatment. Do research and ask questions. 4.) Never guess about treatment. Follow doctor's orders to the letter. 5.) Talk with teachers, have them keep an eye out, and even your child's friends can help out. I know mine are always watching out for me. 6.) As for sleeping, asthmatics typically cough when they are having a problem. Keep your child's door open and sleep near by so you can hear if there is a problem. Wake him/her up every 4 hours for a treatment, to keep breathing under control. It may be kind of a pain, but it's necessary. Check peak flow meter readings then too. You could also use a baby monitor to hear coughing or unusual wheezing. Good luck, and hang in there with your child! If you have blue cross insurance there is a program you should look into where you can be in contact constantly with a nurse for questions and advice. Oh and good asthma meds that have worked for me include: (For controller Meds) Advair Singulair Spiriva For Allergies Nasonexx Astelin Claritin For Rescue Xopenexx For Chronic Coughing without wheezing or asthma symptoms Lydocain (spelling I believe is incorrect) Watch out for wheezing, blue nails and lips, funny noises when breathing, constant coughing, chestpain If your child experiences these you should call a doctor or 911. Especialy with the blue nails / lips. That is an automatic 911

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