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Tracheal Collapse - Airway obstruction in dogs

Collapsing Trachea—what are the options? Collapsing trachea is a common medical problem seen mostly in small breed dogs. It is the number one cause of airway obstruction in dogs.

Tracheal collapse in Dogs

…dogs such as Poodles, Pomeranians and Yorkshire Terriers. When it does occur, the dog makes a distinctive honking sound that is frightening. It sounds like the dog can not catch his breath. Why does this happen? The trachea or windpipe is a fairly rigid tube made up of rings of cartilage. These rings are not complete circles but rather like 3/4 circles with a muscle ( the tracheal membrane) joining the two ends. In dog who have this condition…

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