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Results 11-20 of 21 in Lungs, Airways & Chest
11. Pleural Effusion in Dogs
Pleural effusion is an abnormal accumulation of fluid in the pleural space, which is the cavity between the lungs and the thoracic wall. Normally, some fluid is present in the pleural space to lubricate the surfaces and prevent friction.
12. Pneumothorax in Dogs
Pneumothorax is the abnormal presence of air within the chest cavity, which restricts the lungs from inflating normally during inhalation. Air is normally confined to spaces within the lungs.
13. Pulmonary Fibrosis in Dogs
Pulmonary fibrosis (PF) is the presence of increased fibrous tissue in the lungs that makes the lungs stiffer and prevents normal expansion. Inorganic and organic dusts, gases and vapors have been implicated, but finding an exact cause is difficult.
14. Pyothorax in Dogs
Pyothorax is an infection of the chest cavity generally caused by bacteria, although less commonly it may be due to other organisms, such as viruses or fungi. This is a serious condition and is often fatal if not treated promptly and aggressively.
15. Reverse Sneezing in Dogs
Reverse sneezing is a common phenomenon in dogs; it may look disturbing – many people fear that their dog is not breathing during these episodes – but it is not a harmful condition and there are no ill effects.
16. Rhinitis and Sinusitis in Dogs
Rhinitis or sinusitis is an inflammation of the mucosa (lining) of the nasal cavity or sinuses. It is seen in both dogs and cats and there are a variety of causes.
17. Smoke Inhalation in Dogs
Smoke inhalation causes direct damage to the upper airways, which include: the nose, sinuses, oropharynx (back of the mouth), trachea (the windpipe), bronchi, and bronchioles (lower airways) and the lung tissue.
18. Soft Palate Disorders in Dogs
Soft palate disorders are usually congenital defects of the fleshy tissue at the back of the throat that separates the oral and nasal cavities. The most common disorders are a "cleft" in the palate or an elongation of the palate.
19. Stenotic Nares in Dogs
Stenotic nares is a common abnormality found most commonly in brachycephalic dogs, which are dogs that have a short wide head. Because of their anatomy, these dogs have an increased resistance to airflow through their upper respiratory tracts.
20. Tonsillitis in Dogs
Tonsillitis is the inflammation and enlargement of the tonsils, which are an important part of the immune system in that they help protect the body from invading bacteria, viruses or other foreign matter.

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