Lung diseases - an overview

Red: (very) frequent, typical
Blue: occasionally, regularly
Green: rarely(er

Possible secondary

symptoms and diseases

Causes Diagnosis
  • Flank breathing
  • Loss of appetite
  • Gasping for breath
  • Breathing sounds (e.g. rales, whistles)
  • Apathy
  • Rhinitis, sneezing
  • Fever
  • Gassing up

  • Heart disease
  • Infection caused by bacteria, viruses, less frequently fungi or parasites
  • Allergy
  • Tumors
  • Wiretapping
  • X-ray
  • Cardiac examination

    Coming from the heart (pulmonary

    See heart disease

    For infections (inflammation,


  • Antibiotic
  • Inhalations
  • Herbal remedies (e.g. cdVet BrochialVital)
  • Feeding if necessary
  • Warmth (SnuggelSafe, cherry stone pillow, red light - animal must be able to withdraw from the warmth at any time!)
  • For digestive disorders: Depending on the problem e.g. Colosan, Sab Simplex, cdVet Darm rein etc.
  • For more details see under: Digestive tract diseases → Therapy