Asthma is common and sometimes undermine condition that affects millions of humans every year. You may might not be aware, that it is a common problem for many of our pets. The month of May is also known to be National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month. Asthma can be a scary condition and, if left untreated, it can even cause life-threatening complications. It is essential to be aware of the symptoms of asthma and always contact your local vet if you suspect that your pet may be suffering from this condition. There are some common signs that your pet may have asthma these include:

Animals pant when they feel hot or fatigued because they do not have many sweat glands as a human does. This is quite normal and shouldn’t be cause for concern if it is happening only when expected, such as during hot weather or after exercise. But if you notice that the pet is panting heavily and for longer periods, even after little exercise and in normal conditions, you should contact your vet.

Complications of asthma can results in the lungs becoming hyperinflated, pushing down on your pet’s stomach. These complications may lead to stomach pain or a feeling of fullness, despite the fact that the animal has not eaten a recommended amount of food. This can be dangerous as it can lead to poor nutrition, further increasing the symptoms of a pet’s asthma. Pay attention to your pet’s eating habits if you suspect that they have the condition immediately consult your vet.

Due to a lack of oxygen, the pet may suffer from a lack of energy. The pet results in becoming lethargic and exhibiting intolerance to significant amounts of exercise. They might not be able to handle long walks or might even resist going for a walk. If you notice that the pet has become unwilling to exercise or unable to do the regular activities it used to, it may be time to talk to your vet.

Symptoms such as coughing, wheezing, and constantly being out of breath are indicators of asthma. These things come with certain colds and flu, and if they are chronic then your animal may have the condition. In any case, if the pet is showing these signs, even for the short term, you should see your vet. They can guide you with the diagnosis and treatment.

If your pet’s gums started appearing pale or blue-colored, then you should immediately seek help. These are the signs of severe asthma attacks and can lead to major complications including death if not treated on time. If the pet has been exhibiting other symptoms of asthma, it is important to check their gums regularly for this condition.

Asthma is an uncomfortable and dangerous condition that affects many animals. Cats are more prone to asthma, but dogs can also develop the disorder. Pay attention to the signs of asthma, and if you suspect that your pet may be suffering from it, the best thing you can do is consult your vet and start early treatment.