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How long has Jane been doing this?
Is she still eating/drinking normally?
Is she still having these symptoms?
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Does it look anything like either of these:
Awesome. Thanks for the additional information. I really appreciate it.
It's not uncommon for older, small breed dogs to develop tracheal collapse. Some breeds and some dogs are prone to collapsing trachea. This can be a chronic, degenerative issue that could impact the health of the dog. You can find more information on this particular issue here( and although this is an article about small breeds, there are large breeds with this issue as well): http://www.toybreeds.com/health.htm
If this were my dog, I would have your vet take a peek at her, just to be sure that's what she has going on. They'll likely want to run some blood work to make sure that her overall health is good, and they may want to take an x-ray of her lungs, just to be on the safe side.
The important thing to remember is that dogs with tracheal collapse can live very long, very normal lives, but having your vet take a peek is the best bet so that if this is tracheal collapse, it can be managed.
I hope this helps.
Sometimes, if it's bad enough, they may want to put her on steroids...but I have a 15 year old maltipoo who has it as well and we don't treat it. It just comes and goes with no problems.