Has anyone's chi had a tracheal stent procedure? My Bambi is 8, has been diagnosed with a collapsed trachea and her vet is urging me to have this done by next year. She makes honking noises when she gets excited, and when she gets too hot or goes on walks. Sounds like a duck.
The success rate for the procedure is good, but there are risks as there are with any procedure. This is still considered a newer procedure, and as a result there aren't any long term studies on it. I am torn on what to do, her condition will never improve and am told it will worsen. She is at the right age to get this done. My vet said this condition can be compared to us going about our daily lives but breathing through a straw.
I'm planning on getting a second opinion before making a decision.
Was hoping to hear a few experiences from people here. Thanks in advance