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Tracheal Collapse in Dogs


Tracheal collapse in dogs is a progressive, chronic, debilitating disease occurring primarily in middle-aged toy breed dogs. The clinical signs of tracheal collapse are a chronic cough and intolerance for exercise. The cough often makes a honking-sound.


Treatments include weight loss, cough suppressants, bronchodilators, and sedation as needed to control anxiety and excitement. Surgery may also be needed depending on the severity of the condition.

Cost to Treat: $4,000 to $7,000

Veterinary care, including surgery and medications can cost thousands of dollars.


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