Pneumonia & Your Pet

November 12th, 2013

kitty cat pneumonia

Pneumonia

Pneumonia is an inflammation of the lungs that affects humans and pets alike. It is a viral or bacterial infection that causes alveoli in the lungs to fill up with pus and fluids, making it difficult for breathing to occur.

Signs and symptoms

Signs and symptoms of pneumonia include: coughing, fever, difficulty breathing, rattly or crackly sounding cough, discharge seen in the eyes or nose, lethargy, loss of appetite and weight loss.

Treatment

Treatment may include fluids, antibiotics or even oxygen therapy if breathing is seriously affected. If you suspect your pet dog or cat may have pneumonia please visit your vet for treatment immediately.

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