I'm Dr. Jo and I'm a licensed veterinarian with more than twenty years of experience. I'm here to help with your question about alternative forms of treatment for your yorkie's breathing problems.
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I want to start by telling you I completely understand where you're coming from. The clinic where I work combines both natural forms of treatment and Western medicine. We see a lot of dogs with chronic coughs from collapsing trachea and other forms of tracheitis. It's also really common that Western medicine (drugs) can provide only a little relief from these symptoms, so we have a lot of pet owners who turn to alternative modalities.
The natural treatments that work best for these types of coughs show really good success rates, often eliminating the need for any medication whatsoever. Unfortunately, they are not things you can do yourself at home. The alternative/natural way to treat these types of coughs and get good results is with a combination of laser therapy and acupuncture.
I understand you would like to make some sort of herbal antibiotic/cough syrup. It would be nice if there was some type of natural remedy like that that would work, but at the risk of disappointing you, I need to let you know there isn't any such thing. As I said above, our clinic uses both Western and alternative modalities and has a heavy focus on natural treatment. Our only successful natural treatment for tracheitis of this type involves laser and acupuncture, not herbal remedies. There aren't any that work.
I'm so sorry to be the bearer of bad news in that regard, but am hopeful you'll be encouraged to know that there are natural treatments that could be very promising for Tuffy.
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