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Laryngeal Paralysis in Dogs: Jake’s Laryngeal Paralysis

Laryngeal Paralysis in Dogs: Jake’s Laryngeal Paralysis

Jake is a senior Labrador Retriever, and his story starts with an emergency veterinary visit. The poor boy was rushed to the clinic blue and suffocating. Jake has laryngeal paralysis–these days recategorized as geriatric onset laryngeal paralysis polyneuropathy (GOLPP). It was thought that laryngeal paralysis was just that–paralysis of the voice box (larynx). The larynx is the organ that controls…

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Is Difficulty Breathing an Emergency?

If your dog having difficulty breathing doesn’t send you to the emergency vet, what would? Dr. Coates put difficulty breathing as the first one on the list! Dr. Barchas on Dogster puts it first on the list. Dr. Justine Lee, in her article on Pet Health Network, puts it first on the list. If you had difficulty breathing, would you seek…

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Is Your Dog Secretly Suffering? Shadow’s Story

by Krystn Janisse Shadow was a healthy active 5-year-old Labrador Retriever. He found his forever home with my family in the fall of 2003 at the age of 4. Shadow had little to no medical history, so we never suspected that he was suffering in silence.  In retrospect, small skin reactions under his thick black coat more than likely went…

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Kolchak And Kennel Cough

by Jodi Chick, Kol’s Notes Looking back, I wish I had just trusted my gut. Do you know that feeling? The one in the pit of your stomach that tells you something just isn’t quite right? Why do we ignore it? Maybe if I had listened to the twinge of uncertainty, my puppy never would have gotten so sick. It…

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