Tracheal CollapseTracheal collapse is most common in small dogs; the medical treatment approach includes use of cough suppressants, anti-inflammatories, and antibiotics.
Antibiotic Stewardship in Canine and Feline Respiratory Infections
With respiratory disease being one of the most common reasons for antibiotic prescriptions, care should be taken to evaluate need based on clinical presentation.
Diving In: Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy in Veterinary Medicine
Hyperbaric oxygen therapy is the therapeutic administration of oxygen administered at a pressure that exceeds that at sea level.
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.
Evaluating and Managing Chronic Cough in DogsAfter cardiac causes of cough are ruled out, the differential list of respiratory causes can be narrowed down by using signalment, history, physical examination, CBC, and survey cervicothoracic radiographs.
Emergency Medicine/Critical Care
Treating Environmental Lung Injuries: Drowning and Smoke InhalationManaging environmental lung injuries in dogs and cats differs from the care given for other types of respiratory compromise. Here’s what you need to know to provide appropriate supportive care.
Providing Supplemental Oxygen to Patients
Supplementing oxygen reliably and safely is a vital and potentially life-saving intervention in small animal medicine.
Asthma in Cats: Acute and Long-Term Management GuidelinesManagement 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 CatsThis article reviews initial stabilization, differential diagnoses, and the approach to management for dogs and cats with respiratory distress.
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