Breathing Problems In Dogs Could Be Caused By Asthma

Asthma is brought about by the spasm and constriction of the upper respiratory system. It is generally thought to be a hypersensitive reaction to inhalation of environmental allergens. Affected dogs experience recurrent bouts of breathing problems, wheezing, and shortness of breath. Common allergens that have have associated with asthma attacks include cigarette smoke, strong-smelling perfumes or air fresheners, housecleaning products, certain chemicals, paint, pollen, etc. In most cases of asthma, the allergen culprit is never identified. But if it is identified, bouts of asthma can be minimized or prevented by taking steps to reduce or prevent exposure of the hypersensitive animal to the allergen. If it is impossible to remove the allergen from the dog’s immediate, exposure to it should be minimized as much as possible. There are allergy medications that your vet Brandon, FL may prescribe to help manage asthma symptoms. 


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