The respiratory system includes all of the organs associated with breathing: the nose, mouth, larynx, upper & lower airways, and of course, the lungs!

IMG_0395Symptoms of respiratory emergencies include rapid, noisy or difficult breathing, choking, coughing and weakness. Causes of respiratory problems include infections, inhalation of smoke or other irritating gases, inhalation of foreign material, and paralysis of the muscles of the larynx.

Our hospital is equipped with oxygen cages and nebulizers, to treat your pet’s respiratory illness. In addition, TLC has digital radiology which provides detailed radiographs for rapid diagnosis of your pet’s medical condition.

 

To learn about first aid for this and other emergencies, click here: TLC First Aid