If you have asthma, you know how scary it can be. The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America says 26 million Americans suffer from this respiratory disease, but there’s no mention of dogs. So, can dogs have asthma? The answer is: sort of, but not really. We know canines can have allergies. But asthma is different. It’s the chronic inflammation or swelling of airways, to and from the lungs, which makes breathing more difficult. We asked Dr. Zac Pilossoph, consulting veterinarian at Healthy Paws Pet Insurance, to tell us more about asthma in dogs
Meet the Expert
Dr. Zac Pilossoph is the consulting veterinarian at Healthy Paws Pet Insurance who previously helped us determine whether dogs can be depressed (yes) and what to do about it (extra cuddles and playtime).