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Hello and thanks for posting. I am wondering if your dog is suffering from laryngeal paralysis as it isn't an uncommon thing for older labradors to develop. My suggestions to you is to go to http://www.healthypets.com/ which is the website for the American Animal Hosp Assoc. There is a find a vet function on the site. AAHA certifies hospitals who voluntarily undergo a testing/certifying procedure. Having AAHA accreditation means a certain standard of progressive care. Of course there are many excellent vets at non certified hospitals, but it is a way to ensure that I am directing you to good care for Cassie when I am not familiar with your area. Meanwhile, your current vet should pass along any test results and loan you the x-ray so that you do not have to have testing repeated. I hope that this is helpful. I also attach a link for more information about laryngeal paralysis, I wish the best to you and Cassie-- Dr. A