PUGS & ASTHMA

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Patti

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HOPING TO FIND OUT IF ANYONE OUT THERE HAS EXPERIENCED A SIMILAR SYMPTOM IN THEIR PUG.  WE HAVE TWO PUGS AND A YELLOW LAB.  ALL BEST BUDS.  MY FEMALE PUG, WHO IS FIVE YEARS OLD HAS BEEN EXPERIENCING DIFFICULT BREATHING EPISODES.  THIS ONLY OCCURS AT NIGHT, AFTER WE HAVE GONE TO BED.  SHE WILL WAKE UP AND NEED TO SIT UP IN ORDER TO BREATH PROPERLY.  USUALLY FOR ABOUT ONE TO TWO HOURS SHE WILL SIT UP WHILE HAVING SNEEZING FITS (A LOT OF SNOT COMES OUT OF HER NOSE DURING THIS TIME)  MY VET THOUGHT IT WAS STENOTIC NARES AND WE OPTED FOR AN OPERATION TO CORRECT THAT CONDITION.  ALTHOUGH SHE DOES NOT SNORE  NOW, SHE IS STILL HAVING THESE BREATHING EPISODES DURING THE NIGHT.  I NEVER MINDED HER SNORING, BUT I FEEL TERRIBLE THAT SHE IS HAVING DIFFICULTY BREATHING.  WONDER IF MAYBE ASTHMA COULD BE THE CULPRIT.  DON'T HAVE COMPLETE CONFIDENCE IN MY VET ABOUT HER BREATHING CONDITION.  

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applejack

In Dogs

Reply To: Patti

I am sorry to hear that you are having such a difficult time diagnosing your baby’s problem. My boy fortunately does not have problem with asthma, but breathing problems are a common health disorder among pugs. The good news is that if asthma is the culprit, medication can be used to help. My friend, who also has a pug with asthma, actually has an inhaler for her dog. It goes around the dogs nose like a muzzle and administers the medicine. I would check with your vet, but if you don’t trust him or her, maybe try another and get their opinion.

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chipperdogSF

In Dogs

Reply To: applejack

Wow, I never knew there were inhailers for dogs.  It amazes me how far medical science has come along for pets. 

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nascardoglvr

In Dogs

Reply To: chipperdogSF

I know what you are talking about.  My boy just got some braces because he has a bad underbite.

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