In this VETgirl vlog, check out the classic sound of a dog with tracheal collapse. Often described as a “honking” cough, this abnormality is commonly seen in Yorkshire terriers, Pomeranians, Chihuahuas, miniature poodles, and Maltese dogs. Medical treatment commonly includes weight loss, environmental changes (e.g., changing from a collar to a harness, minimizing stress, etc.), bronchodilators, corticosteroids, and anxiolytics/sedatives. If medical management fails, the use of more advanced therapy may be necessary. These include interventional radiology for tracheal stent placement, tracheal ring placement, or even tracheal reconstruction.

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