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Respiratory Difficulties

Description: An encompassing term of all conditions related to difficulties with the respiratory system relating to any or all of the following: infections, inflammation, or trouble breathing. This condition may be caused by a viral or bacterial infection and could be a sign of an underlying condition. Other breeds may have brachycephalic syndrome that will cause respiratory difficulties based on their nasal anatomy.

What to Watch For: Signs of breathing problems are coughing, sneezing, excessive panting, labored breathing, nasal discharge, shallow breathing, rapid breathing, and positioning in a crouched posture with the elbows positioned away from the pets body.

Diagnosis: It is best to speak to your vet about respiratory problems your pet may be experiencing for proper diagnosis.

Breeds prone to Respiratory Difficulties include:

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