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Respiratory Medicine

Antibiotic Stewardship in Canine and Feline Respiratory Infections

Many cases of uncomplicated, acute upper respiratory tract infection in cats and dogs can be managed without systemic antibiotics.

With respiratory disease being one of the most common reasons for antibiotic prescriptions, care should be taken to evaluate need based on clinical presentation.

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Researchers: Respiratory Diseases Linked to High Blood Pressure in Lungs

When dogs are coughing, wheezing or have shortness of breath, the symptoms may be a sign of pulmonary hypertension, or high blood pressure in the lungs. Now, researchers at the University of Missouri have found that identifying respiratory diseases causing pulmonary hypertension can lead to improved health outcomes.

Providing Supplemental Oxygen to Patients

Supplementing oxygen reliably and safely is a vital part of veterinary medicine. The specific techniques used depend on the situation at hand, as well as the equipment available.

Supplementing oxygen reliably and safely is a vital and potentially life-saving intervention in small animal medicine. The specific techniques used depend on the situation at hand, as well as the equipment available. An awareness of several techniques is clinically helpful.

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Asthma in Cats: Acute and Long-Term Management Guidelines

Allergic asthma in cats is an inflammatory airway condition that often requires multimodal therapy.

Management of the acute and the chronic asthmatic feline patient must be addressed using a multi-modal, anti-inflammatory approach. In acute exacerbations, feline asthma can be life-threatening and require emergent management.

Approach to Respiratory Distress in Dogs and Cats

Companion animals in respiratory distress are often fragile and can decompensate rapidly. Initial evaluation should be performed rapidly, with minimal stress to the patient.

Managing dogs and cats in respiratory distress is a multifaceted effort that involves stabilizing patients prior to determining a definitive diagnosis. Fortunately, respiratory distress—no matter what the cause—requires somewhat standardized interventions during initial stabilization.

Breed-Specific Respiratory Disease In Dogs: From Bulldogs To Terriers

Elizabeth Rozanski, DVM, Diplomate ACVIM (Small Animal Internal Medicine) & ACVECC Respiratory diseases and respiratory distress are common in dogs.1 Due to unique breed characteristics, including anatomic features, breed predilection exists for many respiratory conditions. As in all aspects of veterinary medicine, breed characteristics are remarkably useful in the initial generation of a differential diagnosis …

Treatment of Feline Lower Airway Disease

This article discusses the importance of differentiating between asthma and chronic bronchitis and the therapeutic approaches to management of the disease.

The therapeutic approaches to acute and chronic management of lower airway disease – asthma and chronic bronchitis – in cats.

Diagnosis Of Feline Lower Airway Disease

Lower airway disease is classified into 2 predominant categories: asthma and chronic bronchitis. Here’s how to differentiate between asthma and chronic bronchitis in cats.