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Tuesday 27th of June 2017



Laryngeal Paralysis - dog health experiences


Laryngeal Paralysis dog experience
Dog Owner:
Cindy
Location: Wetaskiwin AB Canada

Update on Tessa!!!!!
Well it was a rough scary time but Tessa is fine now although she can no longer bark she can breathe so easily now, her stoma doesnt even really look bad and if she is wiped once a day most days not even because she is an expert at cleaning herself now,She is so happy and playful again I would recommend this to anyone that is facing lp we were going to do the tie back as well but surgeon says the risks are so high and her quality of life now is so good why mess with that??????
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Laryngeal Paralysis dog experience
Dog Owner:
Cindy
Location: Wetaskiwin ,Alberta ,Canada

Hi my chihuahua Tessa showed signs what seemed like overnight of difficulty in her airway took her to vet July 6 did a nasal flush as they thought she had a foreign object in her nose nothing so we proceeded to watch her she never really got better on countless trips to the vet they said it wasn't in her lungs maybe cancerous growth in her nasal cavity? Dec 13 I called vet again and asked to be sent to specialist to have Tessa scoped we had an appt for Dec 19 which revealed Laryngeal paralysis,specialist gave us prednisone and antibiotics thinking some infection was maybe causing the paralysis as it wasn't really (nerve damage) anyways picked Tessa uo on the 20 of December planning on going back in 2 weeks after we gave meds for that period anyways on Dec 21 Tessa suffered almost total upper airway distress a trip to the Emergency vet 3 shots of Prednisone and oxygen therapy we were able to bring her home 2 more trips to emerg we decided we needed to go back to specialist immediately we called and they booked us in 2 days later for tie back surgery,upon examination by specialist he said she was too critical for the surgery and suggested a permanent tracheotomy which would enable Tessa to breathe and enable her to have tie back surgery later on, Tessa had her permanent trach done that day Dec 30, 2011 we picked her up on Dec 31, she was happy to see us but tired the vet told us when she awoke from surgery it was like she had a smile on her face because she could breathe again.Jan 1 we almost lost her again she had complete upper airway blockage from mucous build up we needed to clean a different way as her opening was the smallest the specialist had ever made as she is only 3 pounds with short stature.another trip to vet and a new cleaning technique and we are now 4 days post op we don't let Tessa out of our sight and wont until mucous stops forming over her opening. She has a follow up appt scheduled for Jan 13 and we have discussed going ahead at that time with the tie back surgery so Tessa will have 2 options for breathing this has been the scariest time for both Tessa and us and we can hardly wait till she is able to carry on with out any troubles.........
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Laryngeal Paralysis dog experience
Dog Owner:
Cj
Location: Liverpool/ Merseyside/

My 11 month old Staffordshire has just had a permanent tracheostomy for the treatment of laryngeal paralysis. Just wondered if any Staffordshire owners had experienced this and what to expect. How did it effect your dog, did they lose their bark, has their health improved?
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Laryngeal Paralysis dog experience
Dog Owner:
Jennifer
Location: Delta,PA

My black Lab, Libby, is recovering from surgery. She was diagnosed with LP a couple months ago and we thought we were going to lose her. Having surgery the only thing that was going to save her. It really worked. She is a brand new dog. She is 11 years old and has renewed pep in her step. I would recommend it to anyone who has a pet suffering from LP.
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Laryngeal Paralysis dog experience
Dog Owner:
sadie
Location: denver ,co

We noticed last evening when we came in and our dog starts barking and jumping around as usual that her bark is really hoarse and low, scruffy. We are very concerned. She is 8 yrs old. We are also noticing some type of large legions on her muscles on her thigh and stomach area.
Thank you
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Laryngeal Paralysis dog experience
Dog Owner:
ziggy
Location: city/state/USA

My lab had laryngeal paralysis surgery (unilateral tieback) at 12 years, 7 months of age. She is doing wonderfully well now nearly a year later. LP is progressive to my knowledge and in my dog it progressed to the point where she was in danger of suffocating and so we had nothing to lose by going for the surgery. See a board certified, highly experienced surgeon who will run various tests and xrays to determine whether your dog is a good candidate for surgery. They lightly sedate the dogs and “scope” them to determine the degree of paralysis in the larynx. AP is a concern after surgery, but it’s a concern before surgery too. Your surgeon of choice will explain the risks and benefits of surgery, should you choose to go that way. My lab is on thyroid medication and that did NOT stop the progression of LP. No medication helped. Only the surgery saved her, and gave back her quality of life too. Good luck.
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Laryngeal Paralysis dog experience
Dog Owner:
Drifter
Location: St. Petersburg Fl USA

I have an 11 yr retired greyhound. Lately his breathing has
gotten noisy. Seems to be having trouble breathing through his nose. At times he has a rattle in his throat, gags on food and makes a noise like someone snoring. He has been examined by a Vet twice and has had a chest x-ray and they can't find anything wrong with him. Any suggestions?
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Laryngeal Paralysis dog experience
Dog Owner:
Susan
Location: wolcott, Ct USA

my 12 yr old English setter developed Laryngeal paralysis.
Successful unilateral tieback surgery gave us another year & a half of time together.
A 2nd vet. opinion, later on, suggested a thyroid test may have eliminated need for surgery.
Hypothyroidism linked to LP.
wish I'd had info .
hope it helps someone else.
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