What treatment can help my tiny dog with a collapsing trachea?


My 2-year-old, 4-pound teacup Yorkie has been diagnosed with a stage-3 collapsing trachea. What can be done to help him lead a normal life?



Tracheal collapse is common in Yorkshire Terriers. Fortunately, in many patients this condition can be managed successfully with medications, with the goal of reducing the frequency and severity of symptoms. I would recommend an assessment with an internal medicine specialist to help guide you on the types of medications and follow-up care that is appropriate.