Treatment Name: Diagnostic Tests: Arterial Blood Gas (Pulmonary Function Test)

Treatment Type: Diagnostic Procedures

Rated for: German Pinscher

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Mostly used in critical cases

Vuk Ignjic DVM



Posted Feb. 13, 2018

Asthma attacks can be so severe that they require critical care, in these cases it's important to asses blood gases if possible. ABG can give us important indication about severity of the problem, and help us decide what's the most appropriate next step. Some dogs can just have a bit of bronhodilatators and go to x-ray, while others require immediate oxygen therapy and sedation in order to survive. Though experienced clinicians can usually make this distinction even without analysis, it's better to do it, to be certain.

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