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Dog Coughs

…elongated soft palate in the upper rear section of their mouths. At times, flareups of this tissue can lead to coughing and other respiratory troubles. Small and toy breeds of dogs are particularly susceptible to tracheal collapse, which results from a genetic abnormality. When this occurs, the lining of the windpipe becomes inflamed, causing a persistent, dry cough. Other common causes and triggers of canine coughing include allergies and…

Tracheal Collapse in Toy Breeds

…the C cartilage. The result is a tickling of the membrane that leads to coughing. With the collapse of the trachea, air cannot move in the obstructed airway. If the neck has abnormal tracheal rings, collapse often occurs during inhaling; if the chest has abnormal tracheal rings, the tracheal collapse usually occurs during expiration. The tracheal collapse may occur along the entire length. Especially serious is where the trachea enters the chest.…

Concerns in Brachycephalic Breeds

…have certain degrees of respiratory difficulties, a condition known as brachycephalic respiratory syndrome. Specific problems that may result in breathing difficulties include narrow nostrils, elongated soft palate, and tracheal stenosis (narrowed windpipe). Since dogs rely on panting to dispense excess heat, the breathing problems in brachycephalic breeds also make these dogs more susceptible to heat stress. Brachycephalic breeds can also have…

Cat Larynx and Trachea Cancer

Tracheal and laryngeal cancers are progressive, slow growing, invasive tumors that occur in a cat’s trachea, (windpipe) or larynx (voicebox). There is no known cause and are they very rare in domestic cats. When they do appear, the cat is usually either middle aged or older. It is also more common in male cats than in females.Signs and Symptoms The first thing that you will notice is . There will be a noticeable change in your cats voice and he…

Dog Larynx and Trachea Cancer

Tracheal and laryngeal cancers are progressive, slow growing, invasive tumors that occur in the trachea, (windpipe) or larynx (voicebox) of a dog. There is no known cause and they are actually quite rare in domesticated dogs. When they do appear, the dog is usually middle aged or in its more senior years. It is also more common in male dogs than in female dogs.Signs and Symptoms Your dog will show signs of . There will be a noticeable change in…

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