Allergies in Dogs (cont.)
Are Allergies and Bronchitis Related?
Chronic exposure to inhaled irritants (including cigarette smoke) may be a cause of bronchitis in the dog. Bronchitis is characterized by a persistent cough due to inflammation of the airway and excessive mucus production. Treatment may include medication to open breathing passages, antibiotics and anti-inflammatory agents. Please remember, your pets should not be exposed to cigarette smoke.
The ASPCA Virtual Pet Behaviorist specializes in the resolution and management
of pet behavior problems only. Please do not submit questions about medical
problems here. Only licensed veterinarians can diagnose medical conditions.
If you think that your pet is sick, injured or experiencing any kind of physical
distress, please contact his veterinarian immediately. A delay in seeking proper
veterinary care may worsen your pet's condition and put his life at risk.
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