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Tracheal Collapse in Dogs
Last Updated: 04/06/2022
Tracheal collapse is a common cause for a "goose honk" sounding cough in toy and small breeds of dogs. This cough is often followed by hacking or gagging up clear foam. The cough is often triggered by excitement, drinking or eating, excessive barking, or pulling on a leash. Breeds that have a higher incidence are Yorkshire Terrier, Toy Poodle, Chihuahua, Pomeranian and Shih Tzu. Typically dogs are middle age and older when diagnosed, but this can happen at an earlier age. Common concurrent conditions include obesity, heart disease, dental disease, respiratory irritants (cigarette smoke, dust, etc), and allergies.

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