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Pneumonia

Pneumonia

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The immune system is a complex array of cells that are found throughout the body. Immune cells are designed to function in conjunction with one another to provide a fortified defense against unwanted invaders, such as allergens.

Canine pneumonia can be life-threatening. It usually affects young puppies and older dogs. Pneumonia in dogs can be brought on by bacteria, virus, fungus and other parasites. Learn more about the symptoms and causes of dog pneumonia, and how natural remedies such as herbs can help manage pneumonia in dogs.

Pneumonia is a general term that many people use to refer to the inflammation of the lungs. It is different from bronchitis, which is inflammation of the bronchi (which are the air passages sending air to and within the lungs). However, bronchitis and pneumonia quite often occur together to create what is called "bronchopneumonia".

Both dogs and cats can get pneumonia, but canine pneumonia is more common. It generally affects young puppies under one year of age, although older dogs can get pneumonia as well. Sporting dogs, hounds, working dogs and mixed breed dogs over 25 pounds may be predisposed.

Pneumonia in dogs can be life-threatening. Therefore, identifying the symptoms and causes at an early stage is important.

Dog pneumonia can be caused by an infection brought on by:

Bacteria: Bacterial pneumonia is often secondary to kennel cough (especially in young puppies), or malfunction of the esophagus (Megaesophagus).

Virus: Viral pneumonia in dogs is usually caused by canine distemper, or upper respiratory infection (URI).

Fugus: Fungal pneumonia is usually caused by fungi such as Coccidioidomycosis immitis, or Cryptococcus neoformans.

Parasite: Parasitic pneumonia in dogs is often caused by lungworms directly or from the migration of other worms (e.g. heartworms) 
through the lung.

In addition, pneumonia can be the result of:

Allergy: Sometimes, an allergic reaction to an irritant (such as cigarette smoke) causes excessive inflammatory cells to infiltrate the lungs which can result in pneumonia.

System Failure: System failure, such as and especially the heart, can also lead to canine pneumonia.

Aspiration of Liquid: Aspiration of liquid into the lung can also result in pneumonia in dogs. This can quite frequently happen to puppies with cleft palates - the milk flows into the trachea rather than the esophagus. Sometimes medications such as liquid wormers, laxatives, or vitamins are administered incorrectly causing the liquids to pass into the lungs and accumulate there, resulting in pneumonia.

The hallmark symptom of dog pneumonia is coughing (although of course not all coughing dogs have pneumonia).

Symptoms of pneumonia:

Difficulty breathing

Sneezing

Shortness of breath

Listlessness

Lethargy

Appetite loss

Fever

Herbal Remedies:

Pneumonia is a serious condition. If your dog unfortunately has got pneumonia, he should be under the care of a veterinarian. Herbal remedies can help to alleviate symptoms related to all types of pneumonia, including coughing and breathing difficulty, to help your pet breathe easier, for viral, bacterial and fungal infections, to reduce stress and discomfort in animals, to boost immunity, to support liver function and to fight infection.

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Conventional Remedies:

If a dog with pneumonia is in stable condition (eats well and active), he will usually be allowed to stay home with medication treatment such as antibiotics.

Dogs that are in unstable or critical conditions will be hospitalized and receive treatments such as oxygen therapy and IV fluid therapy in addition to antibiotic treatment.

 

 

 

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