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Re: laryngeal paralysis

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dbstroup wrote:I have read the old posts about this ailment but I would like to talk to anyone who has any new info.
Debbie....There is a discussion group on Yahoo that is devoted to Laryngeal Paralysis:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/lp/

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
http://www.godivalabs.com/LP.html
http://www.southpaws.com/topics/laryngealparalysis.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://www.vetinfo4dogs.com/dtrachea.html
http://www.veterinarypartner.com/Content.plx?A=2331
http://www.peteducation.com/article.cfm?articleid=861
http://personal.palouse.net/valeska/Health.html#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 :D

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My best friend just had to put her 12 year old lab down for this but Rocky lived many years with this. They just kept him in a/c and he did pretty good while in a/c.
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I had posted recently about Rolo who was diagnosed with LP almost two years ago. We have been treating him with medication (anti anxiety, steroids and a bronchial dialator). The medication did manage the condition for almost two years.

Unfortunately, Rolo succumbed to LP. He had collasped on our deck. We rushed him to the vet but the damage was done. He died peacefully in his sleep yesterday morning. Our liver and white Brit is 13 and is doing ok for a senior dog. Rolo would have been 11 next month.

When he was diagnosed, we realize that Rolo's stay with us was not forever. I knew this day would come but certainly doesn't dull the pain when it actually happens.

Video of Snickers and Rolo from earlier this year

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fD-SuNoNepM

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I'm so sad to hear about Rolo. Even though you knew his time was limited, it doesn't make it any easier. I'm so glad you were there when it happened though, and I'm sure he knew you did everything you could. Again, my sympathies.
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Sorry for your loss . Knowing their time is limited doesn't make it easier . :(
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I'm so sorry for your loss. It's never easy to let them go. My thoughts are with you and your family.
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I am so sorry for your loss. The video shows how happy he was. It is so difficult see them grow old or sick. My thoughts and prayers are w/you
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Post by Dalyx »

My girlie has LP as well, and its so hard watching and knowing.

It sounds like your boyo went peacefully and well loved and had to wonderful years after diagnosis. My sincere condolences on your loss.

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Post by Helen E. »

I'm very sorry to hear about Rolo. :cry: He was a handsome boy.

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Post by Muddy Creek Britts »

Run free, Rolo. You have our sympathies. Remember those happy times. That's how Rolo would want you to remember him. And give Snickers big hugs and kisses from us all. I'm sure this is hitting him hard too. :cry:
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My son's Brittany had it. The attack she had was awful. She was struggling to breathe and her gums and nose were turning blue. We rushed her to the ER. They had to sedate her and put a tube down her throat. She had the surgery and has been fine since. That was 3 yrs ago. She has not had a problem with aspiration either. She eats out of an raised bowl. She is 11 yrs old now.

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Snickers is getting plenty of extra attention. He has been looking for his friend by wandering the house. He also has been shadowing us more too. I gave him Rolo's old collar to sniff and also let him sniff Rolo's empty crate as that is how he was transported to the vet the final time.

We agonized about LP treatment plans. We considered surgery and would have done it if he was a few years younger. He had some other issues and medicine, we thought, was the best alternative for him.

Our kids are making a memory board with photos of Rolo and would love to adopt another Brit puppy. I think we will let Snickers enjoy his twilight years as our top dog.

I'm happy to have found this board. I would love to volunteer with ABR and am very happy to read such supportive and kind words from you all. You have helped me through a very hard week.

As I type this, Snickers is at my feet and is definitely getting hugs and kisses from us.

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Post by milkbones4hannah »

Deepest sympathy on your loss of Rolo. He looked to be a special friend. I also own an older brit...she will be 14 in December if she makes it. Although she does not have LP she does have her share of old lady problems. We just take one day at a time. That's all you can do. Take Care.
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Re: laryngeal paralysis

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I hope researchers find a cure soon.
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Re: laryngeal paralysis

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My dog Casey has this, he is 12 years old. He is the one who lost so much weight and had anemia etc. last fall. He has since gained weight and is on a no grain diet and is doing really well. I can't walk him very far, even going five houses up to his grammies is hard on him, but he still thinks he can do it anyway. I have been thinking of getting him a calming jacket to see if that might relax him, other wise we just have to watch that he doesn't get to worked up. Should be interesting this summer, he may not be able to go to camp as much if the heat gets to him. I see my vet next week so I will see what she has to say about his problem. She too said we could have the operation, but it wouldn't totally help.

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