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Description:Breathing problems (other than asthma or bronchitis) are more common in the brachycephalic breeds (snub-nosed dogs) due to their physical confirmation. It is important to know what your pet's normal breathing cycle is so if s/he is in respiratory distress, you will know. Excessive panting, sneezing and coughing are some signs to watch for.

Contributing factors:
Causes vary according to specific conditions, ranging from being too hot, excited and nervous to shock, and poisoning and heart stroke. Some underlying medical conditions will also contribute to breathing problems, such as kennel cough. Arnica is helpful with trauma recovery.

Herbal Treatment:Some herbs that may form part of a formula are: Alfalfa is not just for horses. It is rich in minerals and vitamins and stimulates the immune system. It is also a blood purifier and helps to detoxify the body. Coleus helps to reduce the amount of histamine released in the lungs. Elderberry is used for respiratory infections and asthma. Licorice helps to controls harmful free radicals that complicate asthma.

Homeopathic Treatment:
Homeopathics are medical formulas based on a theory of like cures like and highly diluted quantities of medicinal substances are given to cure symptoms.

 Essential Oils: Every essential oil has a unique and distinctive fragrance which stimulates the immune system, body and emotions in a precise way. The essential oils are diluted with a carrier for delivery because they should not be used in concentrate form. Carriers range from sweet almond oil to watermelon seed oil, each possessing individual healing traits. Essential oils are purposefully matched with individual carries to achieve a specific result. Some essential oil formulas may contain the following essential oils for this disorder:

Flower Essence: Holly helps with fast acting illness. Beech is for tolerance. Olive targets exhaustion. Rescue Remedy for fear and anxiety.

Reiki or other types of therapeutic touch is beneficial. It has been our experience dogs respond positively to the healing human touch. Neem oil and powder has been used in India since ancient times. It is a tree with amazing healing powers and has undergone scrutiny world wide. It has been used to treat illnesses ranging abrasions, autoimmune disorders, blood disorders, circulatory disorders, Digestion, Fatigue, Respiratory.