Pnuemonia in Irish Wolfhounds

As an owner it is important to be aware of the vital if not subtle signs of onset, because the earlier pneumonia is caught the better the chance our deep chested hounds have of a full recovery.  

By raising awareness as the IWHG are doing in conjunction with our vets is the best way of catching pneumonia early, because once an infection develops deep in the lung tissue it becomes very difficult to control, even if the correct drug is found. 

The single most important thing about pneumonia recovery is to catch the symptoms very very early.  So any slightest concern or suspicion that your hound may have  pneumonia then please of straight to your vets and share the pneumonia guide with you. 

ps. remember the thermometer is your friend!