Internal Medicine

Pet Bronchiectasis

Learn more about pet bronchiectasis below.

Pet Bronchiectasis

Bronchiectasis leads to the dilation of the lungs and mucus filling in the organs. Changes associated with this disease can cause a chronic cough and a predisposition to pneumonia. Bronchiectasis can be spotted in radiographs (x-rays) with accompanying bronchoscopies allowing for a visualization of the airway. This is the only way to diagnose the disease and helps veterinarians differentiate between bronchitis, bronchiectasis, or bronchomalacia.