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Our dog (Molly 11 pounds) has a redundant dorsal tracheal

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membrane and advanced COPD. Molly...
Our dog (Molly 11 pounds) has a redundant dorsal tracheal membrane and advanced COPD. Molly has had a bronchoscopy, multiple X-ray's and lab work. Molly his on acepromazine, theophylline, hydrocodone, temaril-p, in addition she is on 2 aerosols. At times she sounds very wet, do you think the pediatric Musinex would help her to expectorate the phlegm?
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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Gary, Dog Veterinarian replied 1 year ago
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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Gary, Dog Veterinarian replied 1 year ago

It sounds like they are treating with everything at their disposal. The only other suggestion would be to consider placing a tracheal stent. This is the only "cure' we have for the condition. It's placed in the trachea to open the airway and allow more normal respirations. It's pretty expensive due to the limited availability of vets who can perform it, but it's an option.

As an expectorant, I would go with Robitussin DM. This is safer, as it doesn't have a decongestant that can be toxic. The dose of Robitussin DM in this small dog would be 1/4 teaspoon 2-3 times daily, as needed.

I hope this helps, let me know if you have any other questions.

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I'm just following up on our conversation about your pet. How is everything going?

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