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What Are the Symptoms of Pneumonia in Dogs

Max. D Gray
By Max. D Gray. Updated: January 20, 2017
What Are the Symptoms of Pneumonia in Dogs

Doesn't your dog stop coughing, has breathing difficulty, has lost the desire to eat or go running? Although perhaps it's just a cold, they may also have been infected by a germ that has triggered pneumonia, i.e., inflammation of the airways. This condition is more common in older dogs or those with low defenses, but can also occur in very young animals and even in healthy dogs. If you want to know more about it, do not stop reading this article on what the symptoms of pneumonia in dogs are.

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As in the case of pneumonia, the same illness that affects humans, this condition implies inflammation of the airways and lungs. Therefore, breathing is affected and the animal has difficulties breathing properly and it may also have consequences in the nasal passages, throat, bronchi and / or trachea of the dog.


Among the causes of pneumonia in dogs we find:

  • Virus
  • Bacteria
  • Fungi
  • Vermin
  • Inhaled substances

Similarly, it is more common for pneumonia to affect old dogs with weakened immune systems and puppies are also more susceptible.


To detect if your pet has this condition, you must pay attention to possible symptoms of pneumonia as they are mainly:

  • Cough
  • Fever
  • Sneezing
  • Breathing difficulties
  • Deep or rapid breathing
  • Noisy breathing
  • Weakness, depression
  • Runny nose
  • Loss of appetite
  • Reluctant to exercise
  • Increased heart rate

Note that symptoms of pneumonia in dogs may appear suddenly or over time. Thus, it is essential that you take your pet to the veterinary surgery at the first sign that the dog is sick, thus they can determine the best treatment and how to cure your dog from pneumonia.

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