Aug 11, 2016
Upper respiratory infections and general breathing issues are not at all uncommon among cats, dogs, and other pets. Still, it can be difficult for pet owners to see their pets suffering so with any difficulty breathing. And with natural remedies at hand to help resolve breathing issues, you don't have to sit idly by while your pet suffers!
Your first step would be to determine what is causing the breathing obstruction in your pet. If this is an object your dog or cat has attempted to swallow, then safely removing that object is likely to resolve the breathing issue. Cold or other respiratory infection symptoms can also be resolved if properly identified. First identify if your pet's breathing difficulty is primarily in the nose, the mouth, or perhaps in the lungs or throat.
Natural Cures: Borage oil for cats and echinacea for dogs may help to open up clogged air passageways and reduce breathing issues in your pets.
Remedies for Breathing Issues
My 12 year old dog Norton began wheezing and was diagnosed by the vet as having the worst case of emphysema he had ever seen. I was told that it would never improve and would get progressively worsr, and that Norton could drop dead at any minute. But Norton did not have any of the usual symptoms found. In emphysema. The vet was surprised that he was still eating, had not lost weight and normally active. He reviewed the Ayurvedic remedy I was using and said it was suprisingly effective and to keep using it.
This is an called DIVYA Swasari Ras. it is difficult to find and often expensive, but several sellers offer it greatly discounted on EBAY.
I was also feeding Norton extra raw meat, including raw chicken livers which he loved. when I tried to find out how much might create a danger of vitiman A toxicity, I found a study of emphysema in rate where vitamin A has reversed cell damage in the lungs. Norton now has no symptoms except some crinkling sound in his lungs that is much reduced from what it was when he was wheezing.
I do not have exact dosages for the herbal remedy, but the remedy is know for not having side effects. Norton has gained weight and eats like a pig, which is not usual for this condition, so I though others might want to try it.
Replied by Christina
Posted by Eric (Lethbridge, Ab, Canada) on 01/17/2011
My wife and I got a cat from the shelter who was only about six to eight weeks old. We found out the hard way that it is not uncommon for shelter kittens to have U.R.I. (upper respretory infection). His eyes watered, he lost hair in a few places on his body due to running nose while he slept and he was constantly sneezing, sometimes for minutes at a time. We have had him on two different strings of antibiotics which do nothing but prevent secondary infection and after a month solid of him being sick and us having kitty snot everywhere around the house, It was gross, I finally had enough and after finding out that URI Is a herpes virus for cats I began giving Jax a mL or so a day of coloidic silver thinking it will either be a kill or cure.
I am pleased to report that after only one week the sneezing has all but stopped, he has way more energy, the hair on his body has begun to grow back and the hint of ringworm he displayed no longer seems to be a problem. We did have Jax to the vet on two seperate occasions which cost just over two hundred dollars and while they did try to help him the results where expensive but useless. We were esentially told to wait it out and see if he gets better but there was nothing to be done. Nothing but a small portion of a twenty dollar bottle of silver it would seem.
Posted by Twilab (Alexandria, Virginia, Usa) on 11/24/2010
I don't know about other states but Arizona has a respitory disease called Valley Fever, and dogs get it too. Is anyone familiar with Valley Fever in dogs? Symptoms, tests, treatment? Thank you in advance!