Pet First Aid Instructor Level 3 (VTQ) - Online Blended Part 1

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Nose and Respiratory Problems - Vet

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Understanding Nose and Respiratory Issues in Dogs and Cats

Trauma and Foreign Bodies

Common issues affecting the nose include:

  • Trauma: Objects like grass seeds may become lodged in the nostrils, causing irritation or inflammation.
  • Foreign Bodies: Children and dogs may inadvertently introduce foreign objects into the nose, leading to discomfort and potential complications.

Infections and Inflammations

Identifying and managing nasal infections:

  • Symptoms: Look for signs of infection such as nasal discharge, sneezing, or coughing.
  • Odour: Unusual smells around the nose could indicate an underlying infection.

Nasal Tumours

Understanding the signs of nasal tumours:

  • Subtle Symptoms: Tumours may not be immediately apparent but can cause symptoms like persistent sneezing or nasal irritation.
  • Advanced Signs: Breathing difficulties, wheezing, or abdominal breathing may indicate more serious issues like tumour growth or respiratory infections.

Respiratory Infections and Complications

Recognizing and managing chest infections:

  • Symptoms: Watch for signs such as wheezing, coughing, and increased effort in breathing.
  • Pneumonia: Severe infections like pneumonia can lead to breathing difficulties and require prompt veterinary attention.