My 11 yo Maybish has it, her first attack hit her last spring. It was not just a short time fit, She coughed non stop, like someone with TB. I took her to my local vet, he gave her meds which did not help, but referred her to a specialist, But was weeks before they could get her in, in the meantime, neither of us slept, We discussed surgical options but at her age.. He did a complete lab work up and other than the trachea she was perfectly healty.. He put her on the same meds as my local vet, but at 5 times the dose..knocked her out cold.. but slowly I was able to cut back her meds and she has only had one relapse since the orignial episode and one dose of the med cleared it up, So instead of treating it, we are more into prevention, There is no smoking in the house, ( very irritating, cause her trachea to spasm) and purchased an air purifier and she does not go outside at all if it is humid, No carpet freshners and like someone said, no collars, even if your baby does not have it now, it can wear the cartlidge out ( which is why they collapse, the rings are either too fragil or worn out) Hope this helps..
We got rid of the kids, the dog was allergic
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