Respiratory issues are not only experienced by humans—dogs can also experience a range of breathing problems and respiratory illnesses. These respiratory problems can be troubling to dog owners, so it is important to be knowledgeable and understand how to spot symptoms of respiratory illness, how to treat it or manage it, and how to prevent it.
Canine tracheal collapse is a chronic disease in dogs that affects the windpipe. The condition causes mild to severe obstruction of a dog’s airway that results in coughing and other symptoms. Tracheal collapse can progress to become life-threatening, so it’s important to get your dog checked out by a vet right away if you suspect they are showing symptoms of a collapsed trachea.