KALA HAS A LEVEL 3 HEART MURMUR, SHE RECENTLY HAS STARTED COUGHING BEIRFLY IN THE MORNING AND WHEN SHE DRINKS WATER. WE HAVE RULED OUT HEARTWORM AND THE VET SAYS HER LUNGS ARE CLEAR. WE BELIEVE IT IS COLLAPSING TRACHEA. MY QUESTION IS THIS MANAGEABLE? OR COULD THIS CONTRIBUTE TO A PREMATURE DEATH? I GET CONFLICTING ANSWERS ON THE NET. HAVE YOU SEEN THIS AND WHAT ARE SOME STATASTICS ON THIS CONDITION?
Our Vet Says:
disease can be cause of cough when dogs start to do exercise (work, play, etc ).
Your dog is a senior dog and this is seen commonly in senior dogs. In my
opinion, please keep in mind that I have not examined your dog, the cough is
caused due to his heart problem but with treatment you can keep the cough under
control. Cardiac disease can cause premature death but can be managed with good