A pet coughing can be quite a distressing symptom. Coughing occurs usually due to a problem in either the cardiovascular (heart and vessels) or respiratory (airways and lungs) systems. In this post, we will discuss the respiratory causes for coughing.
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The trachea, or windpipe, is made up of several cartilage rings joined together by ligaments. Tracheal Collapse, or Dynamic Airway Disease, is a condition whereby weakening of the cartilage rings causes collapse of the trachea and a dynamic reduction of the tracheal diameter. The narrowing of the trachea means that airflow, and therefore breathing, becomes more difficult in affected dogs. read more