When your dog is having trouble breathing, it can be frightening, especially if you find yourself in a situation when your pup is experiencing acute respiratory distress. Almost overnight, you may notice your dog panting excessively, and he is unable to enjoy food and walks outside because he is simply unable to catch his breath!
If your pet is having trouble breathing, it is considered a medical emergency. Your vet will work to evaluate your dog’s heart and lungs because these are the two biggest systems responsible for the ability to breathe.
There are numerous diseases that can causedyspnea (trouble breathing), but there are other disorders that may be considered less often. One such disorder is known as pulmonary fibrosis.