Laryngeal Paralysis Is A Common Condition Affecting Dogs

Laryngeal paralysis affects the larynx, part of a dog's throat. The loss of muscular tone in this area affects the sounds a dog makes. Treatment depends on the severity of the condition. Anti-inflammatory medication may help mildly affected dogs. Laryngeural paralysis is a condition where the labbyx covers the opening to the airway. Dogs with laryngeic paralysis may sound quiet when they are breathing and panting. The barks and other sounds your dog makes can also be different. Dogs affected by the condition include Labrador retrievers, golden retrievers and St. Bernards. Newfoundlands, and English setters are the most affected breeds. Excessive pulling against a collar or ill-fitting collar is one way a dog may develop problems with its larynxes. A veterinary doctor will listen to and watch the dog's symptoms to make a diagnosis of laryngal paralysis. They may also look at the dog when it is sedated to see whether or not it is opening and closing when the dog is breathing. There is no guaranteed way to prevent larynch paralysis. Choke collars are dangerous, but even normal collar collars can put damaging pressure on the sulphage. Instead, choose a safer collar that places more pressure against your dog's chest. Most dogs that suffer from larynacheal paralysis suffer from it. . . .

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