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Experience:  University of California at Davis graduate veterinarian with 45 years of experience
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My dog was diagnosed with collapsed trachea a couple of

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my dog was diagnosed with collapsed trachea a couple of weeks ago, and was on antibiotics and cough medication for 2 weeks. He has now started shivering all of the time and his energy level has gone way down.
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. Coughing can be worrying. The Veterinarian will know what you should do. What is the dog's name?
Customer: Finn
JA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Finn?
Customer: he isn't coughing anymore
Submitted: 7 months ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Customer: replied 7 months ago.
I was wondering if I could get an rx for a bronchodilator for him, like theophylline?
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Customer: replied 7 months ago.
What else should be done to help treat my dog?
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Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 7 months ago.

I'm sorry that your question wasn't answered in a timely manner. Please let me know if you still need help. May I have an update on Finn, please?

While his shivering and loss of energy are important symptoms, they're not pathognomonic (specifically indicative) of any one prticular disorder. They aren't symptoms expected with collapsed trachea and so his vet will need to re-examine Finn in an attempt to clarify why he's ill once again. The use of a bronchodialator doesn't appear appropriate in a dog in which coughing has abated.