Collapsing Trachea In Dogs

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Collapsing trachea is a chronic condition found in dogs, especially older dogs and toy breeds, that causes a dry, hacking cough and difficulty breathing. It starts in the trachea (also known as the windpipe), which is a long tube made of cartilage that carries air from the nose and mouth down into the lungs. A normal, healthy trachea is made up of small, C-shaped rings of cartilage that are covered by a thin membrane and held in place by connective muscle. These rings help keep the airway … [Continue reading]