Question by  jax9999 (131)

What could be causing asthma in basset hounds?


Answer by  rc37 (24)

If your basset hound is making strange noises, some might describe it as "snarfing", it probably isn't actually asthma. Rather, dogs of the hound family tend to have sinus problems, partially due to the anatomy that makes them such great scent-trackers. The noise is basically a "reverse sneeze" they do to try to clear their sinus passages.


Answer by  Zaka (2315)

Droopy, saggy, heavy-lidded bundles of fur and skin could lead to asthma. Basset Hounds suffer from this respiratory ailment because they are weighed down by their own demeanor. Groveling close to the ground listlessly, above their heads not much more than loose fur and swaying ear lids fanning dust and grime to their sensitive nostrils.


Answer by  vietnamgirls (1177)

Asthma in dogs is usually related to allergies. It also can be brought on by stress and nervousness. In some cases it is hereditary. It could also be caused by cronic inflammation of the mucous membranes. It is important to calm the dog as related stress with cause the attacks to be more severe and more frequent.


Answer by  Bob8478 (1040)

Basset hounds have a very restrictive respiratory tract similar to that of pugs and bulldogs. The tract is very unproductive with regards to sound breathing.

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