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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 11-27-2005, 05:00 PM Thread Starter
 
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anyone have a dog with asthma?

I was visiting my boyfriend's parents this weekend and their dog had an asthma attack. It has been happening occasionaly for the past few months and they are unsure of what sets it off. They haven't brought the dog to the vet since this started happening and I imagine they will soon. They just werent' sure if anything could be done for her. Anyone have any experience with this?

BTW- The dog is about 2 years old and is extremely hyper. It is a very nervous dog too, but then warms up quickly to you. When the dog was rescued it was only 4 pounds and when they got it was 7 pounds and now it is a healthy 12 pounds. It is a small dog...can't remember the breed. Maybe a minature pinscher?
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 11-27-2005, 05:13 PM
 
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I had a friend with an asthmatic dog. I think they give it a pill every day. I'm not sure what the pill is, but my guess would be some sort of anti-inflammatory like prednisone

Here is a site on feline asthma, I think canine asthma is similar
http://marvistavet.com/html/feline_asthma.html

And here is a general dog/cat asthma page
http://www.animalhospitals-usa.com/dogs/asthma.html
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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 11-28-2005, 04:09 AM
 
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If they haven't had the dog to a vets, how do they know its asthma??

To properly diagnose asthma in our pets, they need a chest xray. What are the dogs symptoms when he has an 'attack'?
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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 11-28-2005, 05:09 AM Thread Starter
 
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Well they weren't positive but they had their suspicisions. Moxy was sitting on my boyfriends lap and then out of nowhere she started to make that sound/motion like a cat does when it has a hairball. It lasted for about a minute and poor Moxy was shaking afterwards.
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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 11-30-2005, 04:33 AM
 
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Moxy needs to see a vet ASAP. Tis could be a number of conditions and its better safe than sorry.
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