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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Most dogs with a collapsed trachea develop a persistent cough that may get worse at night or when the dog is excited, according to VCA Animal Hospitals. It is a dry cough that some people describe as sounding like a goos... More »

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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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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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Tracheomalacia is a congenital problem that occurs when the cartilage of the trachea does not develop as it should, according to the National Institutes of Health. The trachea walls are weak and make it difficult for the... More »

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A gallbladder may collapse due to a condition called chronic cholecystitis, which inflames and shrinks the gallbladder, according to MedlinePlus. Gallstones are a major contributing factor to repeated acute attacks of ch... More »

When you swallow, a piece of cartilage called the epiglottis closes off the trachea, or windpipe, to prevent food from obstructing your airway, according to About.com. The epiglottis flap normally rests in a slightly upr... More »