Friday, October 15, 2021

Picture Of Collapsed Trachea In Dogs

What does collapsed trachea look like? Many small pets have collapsed trachea and their owners want to get a better understanding about what this condition looks like. An image of collapsed trachea can help.  Tracheal collapse is a progressive condition that affects small breed dogs, like the Yorkie, Toy Poodle, Maltese, Pomeranian, Chihuahua, Pug and Shih Tzu. It can cause coughing, gagging and respiratory problems. In the picture of tracheal collapse, you can see the trachea (tube for air) runs beside the esophagus (food tube). The trachea has rings of cartilage that help keep it open. As the rings weaken and start to collapse, the air tube becomes flatter. This makes it harder for dogs to breathe normally. Excitement, stress and digestive upset can make the symptoms worse. Natural supplements from Ask Ariel can help to strengthen the tracheal rings and diet changes can help reduce inflammation.