Species affected: Cats, Dogs
Background: The condition may be due to allergic reaction, exposure to irritants such as dust or mold, infection with virus, bacteria, yeast, or fungal agent.
Symptoms: Excess nasal discharge, wheezing, coughing and gagging, dyspnea and discomfort.
Diagnostics: Physical examination, microscopic smears of the discharge, blood tests.
Special Notes: In cats, this may be a chronic viral problem; however, inhalant and food allergies are a not uncommon cause in both dogs and cats. (See Allergy, Food in IMMUNE section).
Principles for Supplementation: Support the immune system; natural treatment is directed at the identified cause, whether viral, bacterial or immune system weakness.