What Is Pet Asthma?

Our pets are important and making sure that they are cared for properly is one of the most important aspects of pet parenthood. Pets can have many of the same issues as humans, including asthma, and for those in the Canton area, Acres Mill Veterinary Clinic is a great option for your pet care.


What Is Asthma?

Asthma in pets is nearly identical to asthma in people. Asthma is a serious breathing condition in which the airways narrow and swell. The condition also has the potential to create extra mucus which makes it very difficult for a person or animal to breathe. There are a number of different triggers that can cause asthma attacks, including dust, pollen, mold, and even stress in some cases.

What Is an Asthma Attack?

An asthma attack is when the bronchial tubes and airways start to constrict and cause breathing problems for the affected party. An asthma attack can also lead to panic attacks which can then lead to even more difficulty breathing. If left untreated, an asthma attack can cause serious complications, including death in rare cases.

Asthma attacks can be aggravated by heat as well. In summer, asthma can cause your pet to have extra breathing issues that might cause your pet trouble breathing. If you live in an area that is very hot, you might want to limit your pets' time outside to help make sure that they remain safe.

What Causes Pet Asthma?

Pet asthma is caused by a range of different issues and can be triggered by anything from dust to pollen. When a pet is experiencing an asthma attack, you need to intervene. Your vet is the only person that can accurately and completely diagnose your pet and then give you the right prescription medication to both manage your pets' asthma and attacks.

In some cases, your veterinarian might opt to give your pet an allergy medication to help keep their allergies in check and to help make sure that allergies do not contribute to an asthma attack. Asthma attacks can be managed with breathing treatments and steroids just like they can be for humans. Your veterinarian will be able to get you the right prescription for your pets in order to manage their asthma.

Contact Us Today!

For those that live in the Canton area, Acres Mill Veterinary Clinic can help you with all your pet asthma issues and questions. Together we can help make sure your pet is happy and healthy. Contact us today.



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