Respiratory Disease

Overview:

Respiratory diseases that we diagnose and treat include rhinitis, nasopharyngeal disorders, laryngeal disease (e.g. laryngeal paralysis), tracheal collapse, chronic bronchitis and asthma, bacterial pneumonia, and pulmonary hypertension.

Diagnostics:

During your appointment, we will review your pet’s medical history and perform a thorough physical exam.  Following a discussion of the medical history and exam findings, a combination of diagnostics will be recommended and may include:

  • Blood tests
  • Imaging – Digital radiographs, ultrasound, or CT
  • Endoscopic evaluation of the nasal passages or lower airways (rhinoscopy or bronchoscopy)
  • Microscopic evaluation of samples collected from the airways via endoscopy

Treatment:

A comprehensive and individualized treatment plan will be developed for your pet based on your pet’s medical history and the results of the tests performed during this visit.  Treatment recommendations may include oral medications, locally infused or inhaled medications, endoscopic retrieval of foreign material, or even surgery. 

Aftercare:

A plan for follow up rechecks and treatments will be determined based on the diagnosis and treatment plan elected during your pet’s visit. We will collaborate with your primary veterinarian to design the best plan for your pet, which may include follow up rechecks with our team or your primary veterinarian.