Dog asthma usually affects old dogs. Young ones are often not affected by it.
The symptoms of asthma in dogs are easy to identify. In many ways they are similar to asthma in humans. Labored, wheezy, loud breathing, the panting for breath that is not caused by heavy exercise; the appetite is not often weakened, but the breath is apt to be bad and the coat is rough, almost mangy looking.
Ipecacuanha is a remedy for asthma that comes on in spasms with rattling of mucus in the chest and a tendency to vomit.
Nux vomica is suitable for asthma associated with indigestion, and Arsenicum when the attacks abate on coughing up some mucus.
The Use of Bryonia to Treat Dog Asthma
An account by Dr. Robert T. Cooper, in the Homoeopathic Review, is interesting in this connection although the case was not precisely about asthma:
“The readers of my Homoeopathic Review must be amazed to know that my dog has witnessed the suns of fifteen summers. And since a year of dog’s life is equivalent to (at least) five of a man’s, my dog must be a patriarch!
But a combination of age and obesity is certainly not a good thing. My dog panted continuously that it seemed death was the only means to take the panting away from him. So I readied myself that it would be the case, my dog would soon die. But a friend informed me about a canine fancier in Dublin who cured all such difficulties with Bryonia.
Accordingly I procured some special pilules of Bryonia, third decimal, and gave him a few doses, three or four at a time of these agreeable medications, and was surprised to find in a week or two a most noticeable difference in the breathing of my valued quadruped.”
Modern Remedies for Dog Asthma
Homoeopathic treatment has been the widely used to deal with man dog diseases for centuries. But although these medicines are still available over the counter, you can now purchase modern medicines for to treat your dog asthma over amazon.com.
Petabine is an all-natural pet respiratory and immune support herbal supplement for dogs with asthma. This herbal supplement is works more for prevention instead of cure. This is not something you´ll apply on your pet during a bad asthma attack, but this is for your dog´s immune system support.
It´s quite common for us to see people with asthma use inhalers to ease their breathing problem during attacks. But dogs and cats don’t grasp the concept of how to breathe when the inhaler is pushed in front of their mouth. This medicine is created to address that problem.
A spacer tube and two size plastic/rubber cups come with the medicine to make administering easier. They go over the dog’s nose and mouth covering them completely. The inhaler goes into the other end. You press the inhaler and it sends the medicine into the spacer tube. The dog breathes normally, breathing in the medicine from the other end through the cup over their nose/mouth.
This medicine naturally treats the symptoms of asthma, assists in respiratory and bronchial function and reduces allergic reactions.