The pet has a difficulty to breathe in oxygen, and they may practice what is known as open-mouth breathing. Some of the most common reasons dogs and cats may practice open-mouth breathing include blockages in the nasal cavity, upper respiratory infections and allergies to things such as dust, pollen or other airborne particles. Illnesses such as distemper, Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever and fistula may also cause pets to breathe through their mouths.
When adding a dog or cat to your family you want to make sure your pet is happy, healthy and protected. During its lifetime your pet is exposed to many illnesses and diseases and some breeds are affected by a congenital disease which is a condition existing at birth. At these moments when your pet is ill or maybe needs surgery, you want to be protected for the unexpected and high veterinarian costs.