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The equipment needed to treat a collapsed trachea are plastic rings or spirals placed around the outside of the trachea by a ACVS board-certified veterinary surgeon, or a stent inserted nonsurgically inside the airway to... More »

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A weakening in the cartilage rings within a dog's trachea causes the trachea itself to lose its structure and collapse, explains PetEducation.com. The cause of this weakening is unknown, although a congenital abnormality... More »

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A weakening in the cartilage rings within a dog's trachea causes the trachea itself to lose its structure and collapse, explains PetEducation.com. The cause of this weakening is unknown, although a congenital abnormality... More »

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