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    My darling gal Freida was diagnosed with this today. Over the last 6 months she's developed a hoarse bark and cannot tolerate any exercise, even mellow walks. The vet wants to have her take anti anxiety meds to control her breathing and she should probably be ok.

    She's only 4 and this is normally an older dogs condition. Just wondering if anyone here has experience with it?

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    No I have not, but I would certainly be interested in learning or hearing more about it. I will share it on facebook in the morning and hopefully we can get you some support you need. (hug)

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    I don't have any experience with this either, although given their anatomy, I am surprised this is the first I've heard of it in a bulldog. Did your vet outline how the anti-anxiety meds would help your bully's condition? A quick google search seemed to indicate that surgery to open the larynx was the best long term option for most dogs.

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    http://www.godivalabs.com/LP.html this a link of an owners account with his dog and laryngeal paralysis. I hope this helps. If its any consolation my 8mnth olde english does the "goose cough" from time to time. Her first round of testing was negative for trachea abnormalities or any other problem but they said it may become worse or develop over time. For us its a waiting game.

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    I havent heard of this either but hopefully we will get more familiar feedback on this issue. I too am curious about this and what the vet has to say since it is something new that I havent heard of yet.

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    Trachea abnormalities are common with"miniature" breeds. With most small breeds being inbred and made to produce this cute but unhealthy looks and breed characterisitcs. Here is a link to common health problems with english bulldogs. I practically wrote a full reference paper before I bred Georgia to make sure I would be prepared for the worst. I'll add more links about the trachea abnormalities too, [url]http://www.engbulldogs.com/bulldog%20health.htm
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    http://www.trimbullbulldogs.com/english_bulldog_health.html

    http://www.bulldoginformation.com/bulldogs-hereditary-defects.html

    http://www.upei.ca/cidd/Diseases/respiratory%20disorders/hypoplastic%20trachea.htm

    http://www.peteducation.com/article.cfm?c=2+2096&aid=861

    http://www.vetinfo.com/laryngeal-paralysis-dogs.html
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    Thanks All. I'm so very sorry to post that Freida passed away last week after exploratory surgery to correct this problem. She aspirated and passed at the vet. He is a very, very, very experienced with bulldogs so i take comfort in that she had the best care. It's incredibly painful nonetheless.

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    Oh I am so sorry for your loss, my heart is breaking for you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bullyhoo View Post
    Thanks All. I'm so very sorry to post that Freida passed away last week after exploratory surgery to correct this problem. She aspirated and passed at the vet. He is a very, very, very experienced with bulldogs so i take comfort in that she had the best care. It's incredibly painful nonetheless.
    I am sooo very sorry for your loss....

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    thats terrible news

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bullyhoo View Post
    Thanks All. I'm so very sorry to post that Freida passed away last week after exploratory surgery to correct this problem. She aspirated and passed at the vet. He is a very, very, very experienced with bulldogs so i take comfort in that she had the best care. It's incredibly painful nonetheless.
    Oh no, I am so sorry!

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    Oh no... I'm sorry that has happened. You now have an angel watching over you!! Take care...

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