Fluid in the Lungs in Dogs
Pulmonary Edema in Dogs
Pulmonary edema is identified as the buildup of fluid in the lungs. It is often associated with pneumonia, although there are many other possible causes. Normal lungs have fluid that is moved from the lungs into the internal space of the body, an on-going process for normal healthy function. Any added pressure in the dog's lungs can damage this mechanism, which leads to fluid buildup in the lungs.
If this excess fluid is not removed, edema forms. Damage can occur if this condition is left untreated, but when treated appropriately, the outcome is positive.
Animals of all ages, genders, and breeds can be diagnosed with pulmonary edema. If you would like to learn more about how this disease affects cats, please visit this page in the PetMD health library.
Symptoms and Types
Some of the most common symptoms of pulmonary edema are:
Pulmonary edema affects both the respiratory and cardiovascular systems.
Some of the most common causes for pulmonary edema are:
Upon examination, the following conditions will need to be ruled out for proper treatment:
Typically a blood test will be performed to look for abnormalities, as well as an X-ray to view potential signs of pneumonia.
The term for a quick heartbeat
The collection of fluid in the tissue of the lungs
The collection of fluid in the tissue
Having a hard time breathing; breathing takes great pains
Pertaining to the lungs
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