Dog diseases

Tracheobronchitis

Symptoms: symptoms are the most secere after the exercise or change of the environmental temperature (exit from the house during the winter months). Usually begins as the spasm coughing. Temperature can be slightly increased (fever). Cough may persist for the few days or few months. Usual sign also include dyspnea following the exercise. 

Tonsilitis

Symptoms: Fever is uncommon. Usually, only excessive salivation is the first sign, latter followed by short, soft cough, inapettence and fever. A suppurative exudate surrounds the tonsils which may become reddened with small necrotic foci. 

Sinusitis

Symptoms: Acute sinusitis is characterised  by dyspnea, nasal discharge, respiratory stertor, sneezing, pawing the face or open mouth breathing. The nasal discharge is mucous and becomes purulent and mucoid as a result of the secondary bacterial infections. neezing is an attempt to clear the upper airways of discharge.  Open mouth breathing, stertor and dyspnea occur …

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Pneumonia

Symptoms: First signs usually include lethargy, inapettence and fever. A deep cough is also present with progressive dyspnea, “blowing” of the lips (noted especially during exercise). Complications (Pleuritis, Mediastinitis) are also possible

Allergic pneumonitis

Symptoms: chronic cough (mild to severe, productive or non-productive), dyspnea, exercise intolerance. Fever is usually absent. 

Pharingitis

Symptoms: animal has a normal desire to eat and drink but has a difficulty in swallowing (expressed as inapettence). Some animals develop fever, excessive salivation and dry cough.

Diaphragmatic hernia

Symptoms: dyspnea (the degree may vary from weak to severe pending on the amount of herniated viscera), later body weight loss, discomfort and lethargy

Mammary tumors

Symptoms: swelling and turgid of the mammary gland, latter discomfort, posterior mammary glands are involved more often. Tumours appear as single or multiple nodules, diameter 2 to 30 cm in one or more glands. Non castrated bitches are the most usually affected.

Vaginitis

Symptoms: excessive urination (micturition), vulvar discharge, sometimes fever and lethargy or discomfort