Tracheal Collapse in Dogs

What is Tracheal Collapse?


Tracheal collapse is a chronic, progressive disease which involves obstruction of airway. The trachea, windpipe, is a tube that is supported by C shaped cartilage. Occasionally, the cartilage ring weakens and begins to collapse making the dog to cough and/or hard time breathing. Tracheal Collapse is most common in small breeds and toy breeds, especially Toy Poodles over the age of five.


What are the symptoms?


Although it depends of the severity of the collapse, the dog will have...