Dogs Community
Does my dog have copd?
About This Community:

This forum is for questions and support regarding your pet dogs!

Font Size:
A
A
A
Background:
Blank
Blank
Blank
Blank Blank

Does my dog have copd?

About 7 weeks ago, my 11 yr old toy poodle began to cough and have trouble breathing. The vet prescribed 3 different antibiotics over a course of 4 weeks, and cough tabs(dont know what kind) He never had a fever. The coughing persisted sometimes with gagging and some small amounts of mucus. He is eating and drinking and doesnt appear ill. The coughing is worse when hes excited or has activity. Today she prescribed steroids for indefinite use and diagnosed him with COPD. Should I get another opinion?  Are there other treatment options other than steroids?
Type of Animal
:  
dog
Age of Animal
:  
11 yrs
Sex of Animal
:  
Male
Breed of Animal
:  
toy poodle
Last date your pet was examined by a vet?
:  
November 17, 2009
City
:  
Batavia
State/Province
:  
OH
Country
:  
US
Blood Test Results
:  
normal
X-Ray Results
:  
chest-lighter than normal on 1 side, no masses or tumors
Related Discussions
Avatar_m_tn
THIS SOUNDS LIKE MY 1YR OLD BEAGLE/POM MALE DOG. WHAT IS COPD ?
Blank
Post a Comment
To
Blank
Weight Tracker
Weight Tracker
Start Tracking Now
Dogs Community Resources
RSS Expert Activity
469720_tn?1388149949
Blank
Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm-treatable... Blank
Oct 04 by Lee Kirksey, MDBlank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
The 3 Essentials to Ending Emotiona...
Sep 18 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
Control Emotional Eating with this ...
Sep 04 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
Top Dogs Answerers
974371_tn?1364538460
Blank
Margot49
Central Valley, CA
675347_tn?1365464245
Blank
ginger899
United Kingdom
462827_tn?1333172552
Blank
Misfits4Me
OK
1916673_tn?1417697282
Blank
tonyb286
Blackpool, United Kingdom
Avatar_f_tn
Blank
lindapalm
612551_tn?1247839157
Blank
Jerry_NJ
NJ