06-17-2017, 08:45 PM
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Our Pup Nemo has a collapsed trachea(He is a Pomeranian) it is VERY common for small dogs like the Maltese and Pom to have a trachea collapse..he was diagnosed in 2012..it was minor, cough here, cough there..you could tell by the cough it was not a big issue, not forced..but in November it got very bad, he was put on Torbatol(I assume that is what your pup is on) let me tell you..just be aware that sometimes the cough can be from the trachea, and sometimes it can be coming from the lung so PLEASE get your pup checked with a cardiologist from time to time to check the pulmonary pressure, and to check his heart(For heart murmur)..we didnt know..he was coughing like crazy even with the meds for months and in late March was diagnosed with pulmonary hypertension..the cough itself is not the issue, its what it does to the heart muscle, coughing and coughing weakens the heart muscle and hurts the lung..as long as his heart/lungs are fine absolutely he can live a very very long life, just dont give too much of that torbatol, ONLY when needed, it caused Nemo to get inflammation of the stomach eventually(He has tummy issues too so it was a given since its a steroid) wishing you all the best trust me I know what your going through
Edit: Our Pup does better with the cough in the warmer months, some do better in cooler temps but Ive noticed he does MUCH better when its warmer, more humid
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