My pet Gracie is a seven-year-old Dalmatian. She suffers from breathing problem due to dust. Please advise what can be done to cure it?


In dogs, as in humans, chest diseases (airways, lungs, heart) are common cause for breathing problems. Some cases are caused by an infection or inflammation or allergies in the respiratory tract. Growths or foreign bodies or obstructive diseases, anatomical issues may also cause breathing problems in dogs. If your pet’s breathing problem is confirmed to be caused by allergies, keeping your pet away from such offending allergens will generally help (in addition to anti-allergic medications for managing breathing problem). Please contact your vet.

Question by – Deeti Chaterjee, Kolkata