Like humans, dogs are susceptible to some respiratory illnesses similar to the common cold, such as canine influenza, or tracheobronchitis (kennel cough), which is characterized by a persistent cough that produces a loud, whooping sound.
Pet Disease Management and Monitoring Technology
In these modern times, pet owners can rely on advanced technology using things like AI dog collars and apps, dog GPS activity trackers, and dog vitals monitor collars to keep a close watch on their health and well-being.
The symptoms of canine influenza include Coughing; Sneezing; Runny nose; Congestion; Watery eyes; Lethargy; and Loss of appetite.
Regarding tracheobronchitis, its symptoms are coughing; and viruses and bacteria are usually transmitted in kennels, shelters, and other enclosed places.
In cats, feline herpesvirus (FHV) is a common cause of many feline colds (and its symptoms are similar to human colds) and is transmitted by direct contact with the saliva, mucous membranes, or eye secretions of an infected cat.
On the other hand, feline calicivirus (which is transmitted through contaminated surfaces and airborne water droplets produced by coughing or sneezing), produces coughing, sneezing, and eye discharge.
This flu can be very painful for the cat as it can cause ulcers on the tongue, gums, palate, lips, or nose.
Your Pet’s Silent Needs: Monitoring Their Health
Just as you’d give any other member of your family special care when they are sick, your pet will need the same TLC to relieve their discomfort. However, our pets can’t tell us how they feel like any other family member would. Meaning we don’t always know when our pet’s need extra care and attention from us.
When incorporating cutting-edge health monitoring technologies such as PetPace Health 2.0, then you get a smart pet GPS tracker, biometric dog collar, and pet health monitoring system all in one! Having these technologies in your routine will help you keep a close eye on your pet’s vital signs and overall health and well-being.
Make sure you are also feeding them a good healthy diet, with supplements to help boost their immunity; keep their nose clean so they don’t have trouble breathing; and try to have them spend some time in a moist space to loosen the mucus. Don’t forget to also keep them hydrated, let them rest, and get plenty of sleep until they regain strength and energy.
Nothing much different than how you would treat any other member of your family.