Debbie....There is a discussion group on Yahoo that is devoted to Laryngeal Paralysis:dbstroup wrote:I have read the old posts about this ailment but I would like to talk to anyone who has any new info.
I had quite a bit of link info in my files which may help provide you with more information to help with decisions. Following are a few web sites to visit that explain LP, offer suggestions for treatments, and in some cases some personal experience anecdote. You will find quite a bit of redundancy because I just filed info as it came up....but it is good to read all the variations as it will give more ideas on understanding the disease and dealing with it as well.
http://www.vet4petz.com/articles/laryng ... alysis.htm
"Most cases of laryngeal paralysis are managed medically, with medications that help reduce swelling in this area of the larynx, as well as relaxing agents (sedatives) to reduce anxiety in cases that appear "air hungry". Broncho-dilators tend to open up the airways lower down in the lungs, which can serve to better help oxygen transfer for the patient."
http://www.upei.ca/~cidd/Diseases/respi ... alysis.htm
I had this following reference from the Merck Veterinary Manual, though it no longer is available on the net. It refers to Hypothroidism having LP as a possible symptom:
http://www.merckvetmanual.com/mvm/index ... 100503.htm
"Hypothyroid neuropathy is a common neuropathy in dogs and is associated with hypothyroidism ( Hypothyroidism). Mature dogs, especially large-breed dogs, are predisposed. Several syndromes have been reported, including tetraparesis with proprioceptive deficits and hyporeflexia, vestibular dysfunction, megaesophagus, and laryngeal paralysis."
And if it is possibly tracheal collapse these sites have some info on that as well as LP:
http://personal.palouse.net/valeska/LP- ... -Weiss.htm
http://www.animalemergencycenter.com/im ... artest.pdf
As I said, quite a bit of repetition, but hopefully some good information in there for you as well