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Collapsed trachea. I am...

Collapsed trachea. I am looking for a dog appropriate cough suppressant. Pomeranian +/- 12 year old.

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?

Mia

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

Less than 10lbs. Not much else (besides sweet as can be:-))

Submitted: 4 months ago.Category: Dog Veterinary
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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Andy, Medical Director replied 4 months ago
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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Andy, Medical Director replied 4 months ago

Hello,

Good question.

It is important to recognize that most cough suppressants may have little benefit for a collapsing trachea condition.

But, you could discuss with your vet trying a few things:
1. A product called "cough tabs". It is literally a medication that has a basic cough suppressant in it.

2. Even better would be some hydrocodone. Very effective cough medication.

3. There is a pain medication called torbugesic that can come in tablets and can have slight sedative effect with cough suppressant properties that can be useful for collapsing trachea as well.

I would start with a discussion with your vet about those 3 drugs, especially hydrocodone.

Hope that information helps

Dr. Andy

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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Andy, Medical Director replied 4 months ago
Hi,

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

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