Labored Breathing in Dogs (Dyspnea) The chest wall, and sometimes the belly, will move more than is normal when breathing. Nostrils may flare open when breathing. Breathing with an open mouth (but not necessarily panting) Breathing with the elbows sticking out from the body. What are the signs of respiratoryRead More →

Litter boxes that aren’t cleaned regularly enough can contain buildups of urine and feces, resulting in dangerous ammonia fumes. Ammonia, which is a toxic gas, can cause serious breathing issues and other problems. Can I Scoop cat litter with a mask while pregnant? In this photo, Dr. Katie is demonstratingRead More →

If your dog is breathing heavily because of heat stroke, you can help actively cool down him or her. This can include draping a wet towel over them and placing a fan in front of them. Your dog may also be given a low dose of a sedative to helpRead More →