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Dr. Michael Salkin
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Experience:  University of California at Davis graduate veterinarian with 45 years of experience
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Foxy - my female pom - has a collapsed trachea that isn't

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Foxy - my female pom - has a collapsed trachea that isn't well helped by meds. She is probably 8 years old, 15 pounds (overweight), and I am wondering about the success rate of a stint.
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 2 years ago.

Please see here: We don't have much in the way of retrospective studies concerning stenting but please scroll down to "intraluminal tracheal stenting" and note the review of 12 dogs in the JAVMA. Extraluminal ring placement should be considered for Foxy as I suspect that she would be graded as at least a grade of 3-4 collapse.

Please respond with further questions or concerns if you wish.