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Experience:  DVM from Iowa State University in 1994; actively engaged in private regular and emergency practice since that time.
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My puppy my name is ***** ***** the other dog was playing

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Customer: my puppy my name is ***** ***** the other dog was playing too ruff and she has put a small whole in his neck that has punctured his trake
JA: Thanks. Can you give me any more details about your issue?
Customer: well his breathing out of the whole and trying to breath through his nose idk what to do will it heal on its own the whole is very small
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Submitted: 12 months ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Jo replied 12 months ago.

Hello,

I'm Dr. Jo and I'm here to help you with your question about your puppy.

I'm so sorry you're having this problem, but glad you're looking for the information you need. Itch, allergy, and fleas are all really complicated things to deal with and finding solutions takes a long time.

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Customer: replied 12 months ago.

ok what else do u need to no

Expert:  Dr. Jo replied 12 months ago.

Hi! Glad you're there... I've got a lot of important information to go over with you.

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Expert:  Dr. Jo replied 12 months ago.

I'm glad you were able to identify this injury to the trachea. That's a good start. Any opening into the trachea, however, warrants emergency attention. This is definitely a situation where you'll want to get the puppy to a veterinarian as quickly as possible.

While some holes in the trachea can heal on their own (by "second intention") most of them require surgical repair. The only way to know if this wound needs surgery to heal is to have your puppy evaluated by a veterinarian.

It's much better to be safe than sorry, and I would advise getting your puppy to the ER as quickly as possible. That way they'll also be able to otherwise clean and care for the wound and prescribe any necessary pain medications and antibiotics.

Does this help to answer your question?

Expert:  Dr. Jo replied 12 months ago.

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Expert:  Dr. Jo replied 11 months ago.

Hello,

I'm just checking in to ask how things are going with your puppy. I've been worried about how he's doing.

Thanks!

Dr. Jo

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