Chest congestion dogs

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and I am waiting by the phone for the results of his blood test.. but researching 'fluid in chest in dogs' online.. has resulted to nothing positive or promising. 1. They can drain the fluid necessary but eventually scars... so they can't do it anymore. 2. They can wrap the heart or something with something... so the chyle fluid doesn't reach the heart... but that's only has a 50% rate and then only 20% success rate. 3. Then the other two choices are not good either..
6 yr old Yorkie/Maltese mix. She has had severe nasal congestion for 4 weeks. Wheezing thru the nose, also gurgling purring sounds when exhaling. Lungs are clear. Has had a 10 day round of antibiotics and decongestant with no improvement. Had a 3 day breathing treatment, no improvement. 3 days ago her left eye appears to be bulging out. Went to vet again, pressures are normal. Was given another antibiotic, and eye drops. Was asked to come back on Monday to have someone else look at it.
My concern at this point lies with whether irreversible symptoms from my asthma could become an issue the longer I remain with two dogs and endure lung/chest congestion from the pollutants. For several years I have experienced very slight lung congestion perhaps due to a very small scar (~2.5 mm) on my lung. After a total of 3 MRI's every 6 month period it was determined that it wasn't a tumor but indeed a scar, perhaps from childhood asthma ( I was sick often and coughed very hard). Anyway...
Coughing in chf has nothing to do w/'coughing' (like what humans use for coughs), it has to do w/her heart's congestion. Both my dogs are old and in mid-stages of chf where coughing is minimal. If your vet doesn't know what this excessive coughing is in relation to chf dump her quick. There are few dvm's who are heart specialists but the one I took my dogs to put them on furosemide (lasix/waterpills), enalapril and Vetmedin.
I recently have taken her to get blood allergy test and it came back negitive. She wakes every morning with nasal and chest congestion and get sick twice as much as everyone else, if the allergy test came back negitive can the animals still be causing her problems or should we be looking elsewhere?
I also have a little chest congestion that seems to make me cough in the evening hours. My teeth actually hurt worse than anything right now! I don't even want to eat and I can't have hot drinks because I also have rosacea. I am a mother of two toddlers and attend online classes for my school. I am so busy all the time and can't concentrate as well as I used to. I just took some Ibruprofen, about 800 mgs..does anyone know of any other solutions at this point?
I've had a chest xray, heart monitor print out, blood tests, antihistamine, codeine cough syrup, vitamins, lozenges and early on, antibiotics. When I think hard I recall it happening from 2003. Mornings are the worst. When I have a cold or chest infection as well, I can get shortness of breath and swelling in the back of neck and it's hard to sleep. I wake up sometimes when it's at it's worst with a tickle and choke in my throat.
No other real symptoms either except for some chest congestion ( i have asthma). I was skin tested about 5 years ago and tested positive only for tree pollen and dust mites. No rash, blisters, etc. just itchyness and it gets worse near bedtime. No signs of bug bites either. This is sthe second night in the row that I have been awaken by this itchy sensation. Any suggestions? Creams and Clairitin don't seem to help. This has been going on now for about 2 months.
i know that sounds nasty but when you see your dogs tongue is blue and you know they're dying the last thing you think about is how nasty anything is. I live in Northern California 20 mintues away from where the big Ponderosa fire is. Staring yesterday I've had chest pains, a sore throat, and lots of congestion. My bf is worried that our dog got me sick. He lungs on the xray were completely full of bacteria and fluid.
My dog has had severe nasal allergies since May. She has had congestion, runny nose, sneezing, wheezing, and what sounds phlegm in her throat. The vet has prescribed an antihistamine and a steroid when necessary. The antihistamine does not seem to be working anymore and we don't like to give the steroid unless necessary. Can you tell me what other options are available?
I am 48, and have had chronic cough nasal congestion, clearing of throat (that makes me hoarse) off and on for about 2 yrs now. My doctor at first said it was allergies, now she suspects asthma. I have had a sinus CT and a chest xray, both were normal. She now wants me to have the methacholine challenge test. I think it is bizarre that I would have asthma. How common is it to develop asthma as an adult? I do admit I am very, very sensitive to many smells, chemicals, etc.
Heart Disease is NOT a death sentence.....It's rather common in dogs! Dogs can live many ,many years on medications just like humans can.....Meds. to improve function of the heart & also lasix to clear fluid from the lungs......An EKG or ECG can detect what part of the heart is having a problem.....They usually run around $100.....Some Vets will suggest this test, some will not...They will just go ahead and treat... Next- Kennel Cough- This is a virus and antibiotics will do nothing.....
Linda....We have our HW positive dogs rechecked TWICE after treatment.....Once, after treatment then another test 6mos. later...That said, I personally would have Barney checked again since it's been 6 mos. It's a simple test & worth the peace of mind IMO. The Hacking cough may be something unrelated to HW disease, but you need to rule HW out first......Your new Vet needs to check his lungs for congestion......Make sure you inquire about what his lungs sound like...Put them on the spot!
Heart Disease is NOT a death sentence.....It's rather common in dogs! Dogs can live many ,many years on medications just like humans can.....Meds. to improve function of the heart & also lasix to clear fluid from the lungs......An EKG or ECG can detect what part of the heart is having a problem.....They usually run around $100.....Some Vets will suggest this test, some will not...They will just go ahead and treat... Next- Kennel Cough- This is a virus and antibiotics will do nothing.....
My symptoms start with front and post nasal drip which is a reddish color, and sinus pressure. Later I have upper chest infection, wheezing, and when the buildup in my chest gets bad enough, major breathing problems (especially when trying to sleep), and spasmodic coughing to the point of unconsciousness at times. I lost my job and my medical coverage and have been taking Prednisone, 15mg per day, as a stop gap.
there are few herbs that are so I would be very cautious using this one, esp when its marketed for both cats and dogs...b/c dogs can safely use many herbs that cats cannot...I always err on the side of caution. I really hope you find away to pay for that xray and some blood tests to help your kitty and not throw your money on products that your not sure of when theres been no diagnosis...
Not constant, only when I try to take a deep breath I cough. No phlegm, no congestion, just a deep cough. I don't get winded or out of breath when I walk or become active. It's a nagging tight feeling in my chest that won't go away. I've been running a low grade fever on and off for a week. Chalked it up to the interferon, but 100.9 has never been my normal sx fever. Usually, 99.6 or 99.8. Is this a classic riba cough or something more?
Hi. No, the other dogs may not be as sensitive to dust mites, even if that's what it is. Some dogs are far more sensitive than others. I would urge you to read my piece on food allergies, as that is a real concern with any dog that is sensitive to other things. The vet cleaning your dog's ears is good, but it wouldn't necessarily identify ear mites, because they are so very tiny and barely visible to the naked eye - even if you are looking for them.
My dog Kaiser is a thirteen year old staff, he is my life, his story is very simular to the dog Billys, who i have just read about on here, he has been happy go lucky and healthy up untill the last 4 months, he started to cough every now and again as though he was out of breath, then it seemed to get worse, i gave him an asprin for a week low dosage and he seemed really well in hiself but then stopped them and the cough was back but more like a chest infection so i took him to the vets and she p
It's rather common in dogs! Dogs can live many ,many years on medications just like humans can.....Meds. to improve function of the heart & also lasix to clear fluid from the lungs......An EKG or ECG can detect what part of the heart is having a problem.....They usually run around $100.....Some Vets will suggest this test, some will not...They will just go ahead and treat... Next- Kennel Cough- This is a virus and antibiotics will do nothing.....
The xray may also show air pockets caused by blebs (seen with bullous emphysema) as well as an increased distance from chest to back (also due to hyperinflation). I know that there are other features that can be seen on a xray with advanced COPD, but I can't think of them right now. I am not a doc, I am just a RN so please take what I say as face value. Air trapping can also show up on a xray with chronic asthma as well. I hope this helps..
MRI, CT often the work up of a presumed epilepsy case would stop after CBC, chem profile, urinalysis and maybe chest and abdominal xrays. Together these items often are called a "minimum database." Today, however, with advanced imaging more widely available, it is less difficult to pursue the possibility of visible, anatomic brain abnormalities such as tumors. That said. not every seizure case necessarily needs these tests to survive. These tests simply exclude anatomic changes.
i dont think its allergies, i am pretty allergic to cats and dogs (tho dogs r not nearly as bad) and my dad has a dog but she is not allowed upstairs in the bedrooms, and im only with him every other weekend and i get this feeling at my moms too where we dont have any pets... tho it may be dust... thanks for ur input!
Blood test showed I had chlamydia pnuemonia in past, severe alllergy dust mites, mild allergy to dogs. Also had methancoline challenge test and showed suspected vocal cord dysfuntion and mild asthma. Pulmonary function test showed normal twice. I have seen an ENT doc twice and she does not see anything and does not see vocal cord dysfunction. I just recently went to see an allergy doc and said it could be my sinuses, but I have to do ct scan of my sinuses on August 11th.
And I'm not just saying that b/c I'm a dog person! Something about dander, dogs have a different type, kind, amount, whatever...I just know my allergist said it is actually quite rare to be allergic to dogs, although some people may tell you differently. Wish I could be more help. I do think you can develop milk or formula allergies after you've been on them for a while. I don't know if they manifest themselves by nasal stuffiness.
He has not had congestion in his chest nor coughing. I cannot cut down on his other meds (Enalapril , Vetmedin or Denamarin (which for his liver) because it would be too risky. I am vigilant in his daily check of his vitals, chest congestion, etc.so I feel that cutting down on the Lasix wouldn't hurt him (which it hasn't). As you know, his vet has not done blood work on him lately. When I request it, he seems to just guess what is wrong.
Fluid builds into the lungs causing the cough..The cough is usually MOIST like they're choking on congestion...Actually, they are...The cough is worse in the mornings & during periods of running, playing & excitement....Fluid will show in an xray..... Heart Disease is NOT a death sentence.....It's rather common in dogs! Dogs can live many ,many years on medications just like humans can.....Meds. to improve function of the heart & also lasix to clear fluid from the lungs......
I also made a dr appointment for her this week so hopefully she can get some antibiotics to clear up her cough and chest congestion. As for me I have been having good days and bad days. Even though I have a dog it's just not the same. Smokey was the best. Thanks a lot for checking in with me during this hard time it means a lot.
I was really sick with cold 2 months ago (vomiting the first day, fatigue which I was able to fight through, runny nose, just general ill feeling) and believe I developed sinusitis (I had congested sinus ever since then!). I then had a suspected chest infection a month ago (lungs and back hurt, more so when lying down, wheezing... though the pain was probably compounded by the fact I was quitting smoking) and was prescribed amoxicillin for 5 days.
Sometimes I have pressure/pains in my chest, slight pain and stiff feeling in my throat. There is also small mass present on my neck ( I am scheduled for thyroid ultrasound.)Despite lack of fever every day I wake up with nasal congestion which sometimes results in , dark brown/bloody nasal discharge. Another puzzling symptom is recent tendency for my sking to get red and patchy after applying warm water ( shower). My CBC,ANA,SED are normal.
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