Toula keeps coughing and gagging after eating and seems to be breathing a lil weird but, Its probably because she eats fast.
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Toula only played for a few minutes before she started breathing weird and now is acting fatigued. I think its time to go to the vet.
So the chart says that Toula's middle-aged and is having some respiratory issues. Im going to have a listen to her breathing.
I don't hear anything that sounds like an infection, and considering her age and size it might be laryngeal paralysis. Do you mind if I take an endoscope through her respiratory system?
Laryngeal Paralysis, what's that?
The larynx is a collection of cartilage flaps that sit in the back of the throat over the entrance to the trachea. Muscles attach to the larynx allowing it to open when breathing and close when the dog is eating and drinking to protect the airway. When the larynx becomes paralyzed, the folds remain in the closed position even when the dog is trying to breathe.
How is laryngeal paralysis contracted? And is it contagious?
Laryngeal paralysis has an idiopathic cause most of the time. Meaning it has no cause. And no this disease cannot be transmitted to other animals. Though it only appears in dogs.