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We are 90% sure our dog has started trachea collapse. She is…

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We are 90% sure our dog has started trachea collapse. She is on hydrocodone for her occasional dry coughing/ gagging spells( lasts about 15 secs. About 6 times a day without pill). When on drug she doesn't eat and now her breathing is obviously labored as we look at her. A chest x-Ray is about 315.00. What do we do?

Veterinarian's Assistant: I'll do all I can to help. Coughing can be worrying. The Expert will know what you should do. What is the dog's name?

Maya

Veterinarian's Assistant: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Maya?

No she was just there 3 weeks ago. Everything else is alright. Just this cough and her breathing and not eating and difficulty getting the bitter pill down.

Submitted: 2 months ago.Category: Dog Veterinary
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Dog Veterinarian: Rebecca, Dog Veterinarian replied 2 months ago

I am sorry to hear you are worried about Maya's coughing.

Tracheal collapse is something a dog is born with. The cough is soft and occasional and gradually gets worse with age. If she has only recently started to cough, I would be looking for another cause than tracheal collapse.

Labored breathing can be seen with heart disease, pulmonary hypertension, pneumonia, fluid in the lungs but not usually with tracheal collapse. When she has these spells, if you lift her lip are the gums pink, or pale?

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Dog Veterinarian: Rebecca, Dog Veterinarian replied 2 months ago

It sounds like she does need a chest Xray. You might consider "shopping around"; at my clinic a chest Xray would be $90 to $160.

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Dog Veterinarian: Rebecca, Dog Veterinarian replied 2 months ago
Hi,
I'm just following up on our conversation about your pet. How is everything going?
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Dog Veterinarian: Rebecca, Dog Veterinarian replied 2 months ago

I hope you were able to see my response; I have not heard back from you!

How is Maya doing? Please let me know if this was helpful or if you have any other questions.

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