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Diagnosis of certain diseases by thedog’s cough

Cough is one of the most common symptoms in a dog’s life. Cough can also be divided into disease and non-disease. Non-disease coughs are usually caused by foreign objects stuck in the throat or by external factors, such as the presence of a pungent smell. In addition, is the disease caused by the cough, and different diseases caused by cough symptoms will be different. So you can tell what diseases a dog might have by looking at the differences. If the cough is caused by external stimulation, we do not have to worry too much.


1. According to the intensity of cough, frequency, and other factors to judge

(1). Cough intensity:

The dog cough intensity, this situation occurs in the early inflammation or painless and secretions when thick, common in Laryngitis and bronchitis. The dog’s cough is weak and weak. This condition is seen in pneumonia, emphysema, pleurisy, etc. . Cough companion has ache, this kind of circumstance sees at acute laryngitis more, Larynx Oedema, foreign body sex pneumonia.

(2). Cough frequency:

Cough is intense, and cough frequency is higher, indicative aspiration mucous membrane suffers intense stimulation, this kind of circumstance is common at Laryngitis, on aspiration has a foreign body, foreign body sex pneumonia to wait. Periodic cough, common in upper respiratory tract infection, bronchitis, tuberculosis, etc. . Cough frequent, continuous, severe can be converted to spasmodic cough, this condition is common in acute pharyngitis, bronchitis, bronchopneumonia, and so on.

(3). Nature of Cough:

Dry Cough (cough without sputum or a small amount of sputum), this situation is common in acute pharyngitis, acute bronchitis early, pleurisy, mild tuberculosis, and so on.

Wet Cough (cough with sputum) is common in bronchitis, pneumonia, bronchiectasis, lung abscesses, and cavitary tuberculosis.


2. A cough caused by some illness

(1) cough due to respiratory diseases

Laryngitis: Dysphagia, salivation, lymphadenopathy, dyspnea, local tenderness.

Bronchitis: Paroxysmal cough, acute dry cough or painful cough, heavy bronchial breathing.

Bronchopneumonia: Febrile, mucinous or purulent rhinorrhea; Regional Rales in Auscultation; Hoarseness.

Pneumonia: High Fever, dyspnea, Rhonchi in auscultation lung region, fatigue, rust-colored nasal fluid (when lobar pneumonia), hypoxemia.

Pulmonary Edema: Tachypnea and dyspnea, cyanosis, aspiration, elevated body temperature, expectoration, and pink frothy sputum.

Pleurisy: Abdominal breathing, accompanied by cough, chest wall pain palpation, auscultation friction sound.

Chest pus: Abdominal breathing, mouth breathing, painful expression, accompanied by cough, elbow abduction, percussion chest wall pain, chest puncture has pus out.

(2) Cough due to parasitic diseases

Canine filariasis: Disease dogs do not love sports, ascites, breathing difficulties, Hemochromaturia, blood examination can be found when microfilariae.

Hematoesophageal worm disease: vomiting, swallowing difficulties, salivation, the stool can be found in the eggs.

Strongyloides: mainly infected dogs and cats, manifested as eczema-like dermatitis, saliva, dyspnea and cough, dehydration, failure, stool microscopic examination can find larvae and eggs.

(3) Cough due to infectious diseases

Canine distemper: Biphasic fever, purulent eye discharge, respiratory tract inflammation, cough, and neurological symptoms, may be detected by immunologic kits.

Infectious Bronchitis: dry cough, mucopurulent nasal discharge, fever.

Parainfluenza virus infection: sudden fever, runny nose, cough, virus isolation helps determine the cause.

Since most diseases can cause a dog to cough, and the symptoms are similar, if the dog is young, then the owner had better go straight to the hospital, so as not to delay the condition.