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my dog was breathing very fast all night she never has ...

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my dog was breathing very fast all night she never has done this is she sick?
Submitted: 11 years ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  Toni replied 11 years ago.

I found this information on this web site.

It 's important that you read this article and take your pet to see his vet.

Tachypnea, also referred to as polypnea, is an increased rate of breathing. Tachypnea, unlike dyspnea (distressful feeling associated with labored breathing), need not be an indication of distress.

Upper Respiratory Causes

  • Diseases of the nostrils and sinuses (infection, narrowing, inflammation, cancer)

  • Soft palate disorders

  • Laryngeal diseases (swelling, collapse, paralysis, spasm)

  • Tracheal (windpipe) diseases (tumors, collapse, foreign bodies)

  • Compression of upper airway structures from thoracic changes (masses, lymph nodes)

    Lower Respiratory Causes

    Lower respiratory disorders include obstructive (that which clogs or blocks) diseases and restrictive (that which confines) diseases.

  • Bronchial diseases (bronchitis, cancer, parasites)

  • Lung diseases (fluid, pneumonia, bleeding, clots, parasites, cancer, and lung lobe twisting)

  • Pleural effusion (fluid in the chest cavity)

  • Pneumothorax (air in the chest cavity)

  • Hernias

  • Masses, lymph nodes or tumors in the chest cavity

    Nonrespiratory Causes

  • Heart diseases (congestive heart failure, arrhythmias)

  • Neuromuscular diseases (trauma, cancer, inflammation)

  • Metabolic/endocrine diseases (diabetes, Cushing’s disease)

  • Hematologic diseases (anemia)

  • Abdominal diseases (masses, enlarged organs, fluid, bloating)

  • Other (pain, fear, physical exertion, fever, heat, stress, obesity, drugs)

    Tachypnea may have little to no impact on the affected individual, especially in association with transient causes such as fear or stress. Conversely, it may represent a more severe, life-threatening illness. For this reason, tachypnea should not be ignored and addressed if it persists or progresses to dyspnea.

    What to Watch For

  • Coughing

  • Difficulty breathing

  • Blue color to the gums

  • Fatigue

  • Weight loss

  • Poor appetite

  • Excessive drinking or urinating

  • Vomiting

  • Diarrhea

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