3 Common respiratory emergencies

Downtown Charlotte, NC

In this interview at the Fetch dvm360® conference in Charlotte, North Carolina, Kenichiro Yagi, RVT, VTS (ECC), VTS (SAIM), MS, outlined 3 respiratory emergencies and their characteristics.

In this dvm360® interview, Kenichiro Yagi, RVT, VTS (ECC), VTS (SAIM), MS, highlighted 3 respiratory emergencies seen often at the animal hospital. He described what causes these conditions, their signs and symptoms, plus more.

View the video below for the entire discussion. The following is a partial transcript.

Kenichiro Yagi, RVT, VTS (ECC), VTS (SAIM), MS: One [common repsirary emergency] would be something like an animal that is [experiencing] congestive heart failure, which leads to pulminary edema, or fluid leaking into the lungs. [This] prevents [the pet] from being able to breathe very [well] because the lung's tissues don't function when it's filled with fluid.

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