Asthma is a chronic respiratory disorder, often arising from allergies, that is distinguished by sudden frequent attacks causing labored breathing, chest constriction, and coughing. Asthma is a respiratory disease that affects dogs and cats very often. It results in an impediment of the air passage when the bronchi (the air passages in the lungs) fill up with mucus and gets spasm commonly known as broncho constriction.
- Allergic Rhinitis
- Heredity Cause
- Bronchial Irritability
Dogs and cats of any age can get asthma, but it occurs more commonly in young to middle-aged ones. The chief sign are:-
- Respiratory distress
- Weight loss
To diagnose asthma, it is essential to perform radiography of the chest region and some other tests to rule out other respiratory problems. These may contain
- Heartworm tests
- Blood counts and chemistries
- Bronchial leverage.
The prognosis for control of this disorder is good, with most pets living happy and normal lives with the help of life-long medication. Unless a fundamental cause can be detected or established, a cure is not possible. Your doctor can help to determine both the cause of asthma as well as the treatment options best suitable for your pet.
Some of the herbs that are extremely beneficial in treating the asthmatic condition of the dogs are:-
Pushkar mool – It is botanically known as Inula racemosa. It is a herb that is being used treating all kinds of respiratory disorder. It is also helpful in asthmatic condition especially caused by allergic rhinitis. Due to its actions it is helpful in expelling out the extra mucus that gets accumulated in the chest and the respiratory tract. it is also helpful in curbing the infection.
Pippali – Pippali is a house hold name in India. One of the most effective herbs that have the potential to treat cough and asthma. It helps in toning up of the respiratory tract. It also expelling out the mucus. It has been an herb of choice in treating cough disorders.
Yastimadhu - Commonly known as mulethi in Indian language. It has been widely used in all the respiratory disorders. It soothes the throat and helps in removing spasm of the respiratory muscles. It is also helpful in expelling the mucus from the respiratory tract. Mulethi makes breathing easy and comfortable.
Kantkari – one of the most commonly used herb in ayurvedic system of medication in treating respiratory disorders like cough and asthma. It is known as Solanum surattense in Latin language. Ayurvedic doctors have bee using kantakri of choti kateri since long time in treating asthma.
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