Laryngeal paralysis in the dog

Laryngeal paralysis is a progressive disease of large breed geriatric dogs.  The history is progressive and consists of exercise intolerance, raspy breathing especially with exercise and excitement, coughing and sputtering and eating or drinking, and a voice change.  The diagnosis is based on the history and presentation and is then confirmed with laryngoscopy.  The arytenoid lateralization is the surgical procedure of choice and carries a very good prognosis in the hands of a trained surgeon.  Watch the video for more details on this disease, the surgery and it’s prognosis.