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Breathing Problems in Dogs


How to tell whether your pet is a heavy breather of if it has a serious breathing problem...

Breathing is a fundamental aspect of all living creatures. Some breeds of dogs may be heavy breathers but for dogs like Bryan the Bulldog, it may be a life-threatening problem.

A few ways to detect whether your pet has a serious problem with breathing include breathing with its mouth open, breathing loudly, panting, rapid breathing or shallow breaths.

These symptoms may be caused by various circumstances including an elongated soft palate, infection, foreign objects being stuck down the throat or palate tissue blocking the windpipe.

If you suspect your pet might be having extreme breathing difficulties, do not hesitate to take them to your local vetinary clinic for examination.