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My sisters dog has a collapsed trachea. Vet has prescribed…

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My sisters dog has a collapsed trachea. Vet has prescribed Torbutrol which is very expensive. Any alternative meds that can treat this besides this opined?

Veterinarian's Assistant: I'll do all I can to help. What is the matter with the dog?

He has a collapsed trachea. Vet in North Carolina prescribed Torbutrol which is very expensive. Q: Is there anything else that can treat this?

Veterinarian's Assistant: Where does the dog seem to hurt?

Persistent cough. Collapsed trachea

Veterinarian's Assistant: Coughing can be worrying. The Expert will know what you should do. What is the dog's name and age?

Matthew - age: 10 - small breed - mix of bison

Veterinarian's Assistant: How old is Matthew?

About 10 years old

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

He is about 13 years old. He has had a history of seizures. He is phenobarbital.

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Hi

Dr. Paul Brazzell here

Is he overweight?

Paul

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
No - 12 lbs

Okay

You can try Robitussin DM

Give 1/2 teaspoon 2- 3 times a day and see how that helps

Do you have a harness for him when walking as opposes to a collar?

Paul

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
harness walking

Okay great

Try the Robitussin for 3-4 days time and let me know how that is working

Paul

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