Not being able to breathe is just as terrifying for your pet as it is for you. This is the most important metric in QOL to watch. Trouble breathing can be associated with heart disease or heart failure.
Watch for these signs:
✔ Increased Effort To Breath, Panting, or Labored Breathing
✔ Restlessness, Agitation, and Difficulty Sleeping
✔ Coughing, Wheezing, or Gagging Attacks
✔ Collapsing or Fainting
✔ Distended Abdomen