Bronchoscopy of dog with bronchopneumonia
Pneumonia is a common disease of dogs and cats which is caused by either bacterial, viral, or fungal infection within the lungs. A bronchoscopy will help collect fluid from the lungs to help determine whether there is a bacterial or fungal infection within the lungs. The culture allows the veterinarian to select the most appropriate antibiotic for that case. Pneumonia can be a life threatening disease, so appropriate antibiotic therapy from the beginning can aid in a quick and easy recovery.