What are the signs of labored breathing in dogs?
When dogs are having difficulty breathing, you are more likely to notice one of more of the following symptoms:
What is Labored Breathing in Dogs and Cats?
In order to recognize when your cat or dog is having trouble breathing, its important to understand the differences between breathing quickly (called tachypnea), and actually struggling to breathe (called dyspnea).
Labored breathing is considered to be a veterinary emergency and requires immediate medical attention. But, how can you tell if your pet is struggling to breathe properly? When dogs and cats experience difficulties with their breathing, they will generally exhibit quite different symptoms.
How to help a dog breathe better
Dog breathing problems can be fatal so the first step should always be to contact your vet who will advise you on what to do next. This will ensure your dog gets the treatment they need as quickly as possible.
After you have contacted your vet, make sure your dog is as comfortable as possible as you safely transport them to the clinic. Here are our tips for transporting a pet in an emergency.