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Taco is wheezing

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Given that the wheezing has been present for two days and has ceased, it might have been a transient issue. However, it's important to monitor Taco closely for any recurrence or progression of symptoms.

His causes include allergies, respiratory infections, heart disease, airway narrowing due to bronchial weakness, and bronchitis.

The first thing you can do at home is to keep the humidity high. Use sterile physiological saline in a nebulizer if you have one. If you don’t have a nebulizer, you can leave your dog in a hot steam-filled shower booth for 5-10 minutes.

Be alert to the following symptomatic situations that would necessitate an immediate visit to the veterinary hospital:

- Persistent wheezing that doesn't resolve or worsens over time.
- Any signs of distress or difficulty breathing, such as rapid breathing, open-mouth breathing, or using abdominal muscles to breathe.
- Blue-tinged gums or tongue, which indicate a lack of oxygen.
- Lethargy, loss of appetite, or uncharacteristic behavior.
- Coughing, especially if it produces mucus or blood.

First, see if he has any other symptoms, and if they worsen or persist, take him to the vet.

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