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collapsing trachea

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collapsing trachea

I have a old (guessing 12 years?) 5lb chihuahua that has been more and more coughing like he has a giant hairball. After some googling it appears he has a collapsing trachea.

Does anyone have any treatment recommendations? lof of online recommendations are "go to the vet", and I'm guessing they will charge me a good amount to tell me they can't do anything about it.
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Apr 25, 2011
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Just because the dog is coughing does not mean it is due to collapsing trachea. It could be something else entirely, like heart failure. Go to the vet.
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Apr 19, 2018
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Diagnosis isn't something to be done by amateurs. If you like your dog, get a professional opinion from a trusted vet. Good ones don't need to run a battery of tests to get an idea of what you are dealing with. Your pet may had something that is treatable or controllable. If not, at least you'll know and can make an informed decision.

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