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Natural Remedies & Holistic Supplements For Collapsed Trachea

If your dog has been diagnosed with collapsed trachea, there is hope and there is help! Conventional veterinary care is very limited in what it can offer for dogs with collapsed trachea. However, Ask Ariel's time-tested natural treatment for collapsed trachea in dogs has given thousands of small dogs much-needed relief! Many pet owners are looking for a natural cure for collapsing trachea. Common treatments for collapsed trachea (e.g. cough medications, bronchodilators, honey) may offer temporary relief for some dogs but a comprehensive holistic approach to not only strengthen the trachea but also reduce the triggers that cause the coughing in the first place (e.g. allergies, poor digestion, etc) will improve the long-term health of your pet and yield far better results. Our holistic treatment for collapsed trachea in dogs has been used successfully since 2005 and is recommended by veterinarians nationwide.

Collapsed trachea is a progressive condition that affects certain small dog breeds such as the Yorkie, Maltese, Pomeranian, Chihuahua, Pug and Shih Tzu. Collapsed trachea in dogs can cause coughing, gagging and respiratory problems. The first sign typically is a dry cough or honking cough that progresses to difficulty breathing and exercise intolerance. Some pet owners may simply notice that their dog starts coughing after drinking water or getting excited. While there isn't a natural cure for collapsing trachea, natural remedies for collapsed trachea in dogs can help control the symptoms and help pets feel more comfortable.

Collapsed trachea can cause coughing, gagging and respiratory problems that seem to get worse with exercise, excitement, eating, drinking, with pressure applied to the trachea (i.e. collar or tugging on leash), or at night time. Symptoms of collapsing trachea can be aggravated by stress, obesity, inflammation, indigestion (stomach acid) and allergies, so it is important to do everything you can to keep your dog's digestion and inflammation under control. The goal of dog tracheal collapse home treatment is to:

  1. Support the trachea with cartilage building supplements for dogs
  2. Reduce coughing attacks and the anxiety that can come with them
  3. Support the heart and overall respiratory system, which decline due to the collapsed trachea condition
  4. Improve digestion as food allergies and acid stomach irritate the esophagus, increasing coughing and making the collapsed trachea symptoms worse

How To Manage Your Dog's Collapsed Trachea Symptoms And Coughing

Collapsed trachea symptoms are not caused by one issue. Symptoms can become worse at times due to a combination of factors. You can help your dog best by managing these issues to reduce your dog's overall symptoms. Below are the most common triggers that can make your dog's collapsed trachea symptoms worse:

  • Poor digestion and acid reflux
  • Weak trachea
  • Heart disease
  • Chronic respiratory infections
  • Obesity
  • Getting over-excited
  • Pressure applied to the trachea
  • Drinking or eating too quickly
  • Food allergies

Natural Treatments For Collapsed Trachea Can Help

Wondering how to treat collapsing trachea in dogs? To give your dog the most collapsed trachea relief, it is important to make lifestyle changes and use a combination of tracheal collapse supplements (depending upon your pet's symptoms) along with feeding the best diet for collapsed trachea. That is why our approach is to try to address as many issues as possible with the different supplements. Clients use the Ultra-Flex Collagen for Pets to help strengthen the tracheal cartilage, the LypoZyme and Power Probiotic help to improve digestion, the Amazing Omegas reduce inflammation and Purrfect Pet CoQ10 supports heart function. So depending upon what your dog's issues are, different products will be more helpful. Not all tracheal collapse supplements are needed for every pet. Please scroll down and click on the product photos or links to learn more. We are the collapsed trachea experts and have helped thousands of dogs with our dog tracheal collapse home treatment. If you need help, please don't hesitate to email us.

Use Ultra-Flex Collagen To Strengthen Trachea Cartilage In Combination With Other Remedies

Ultra-Flex Collagen for Pets – The tasteless powder in the Ultra-Flex capsule is easy to administer once a day mixed in food. This is our hallmark product for tracheal collapse as it is a cartilage building supplement for dogs. When dogs have collapsing trachea, the rings of tracheal cartilage become weak, restricting airflow. Ultra-Flex Collagen is a natural food-based remedy that strengthens trachea cartilage, helping to reduce coughing and gagging over time. While there isn't a magic pill for collapsed trachea, combining Ultra-Flex Collagen with a few other supplements (depending upon your pet's symptoms) will deliver the best results. Poor digestion contributes to coughing, hacking and gagging as acid reflux can irritate the esophagus. Most pets with collapsed trachea have digestive issues contributing to the honking cough and it's important that pet owners understand the connection. Treatment for collapsed trachea in dogs is most successful when a combination of tracheal collapse supplements are used along with our recommended diet changes.

Collapsed Trachea Supplements Can Improve Digestion Reducing Acid Reflux, Coughing And Gagging

One of the most important considerations regarding how to effectively treat collapsing trachea in dogs is to focus on the dog's digestion.
Most dogs with collapsed trachea have poor digestion which their owners may or may not be aware of. Pets may make swallowing sounds, have bouts of loose stool or diarrhea, gulping noises, burping, sensitive stomach, picky eating or vomiting bile. Food allergies, poor digestion and food quality greatly affect collapsed trachea symptoms. If a pet has any acid reflux, this can irritate the esophagus making collapsed trachea symptoms such as coughing, gagging or choking much worse. Using the proper diet and collapsed trachea in dogs home remedies to improve digestion can give your pet much needed relief!

Power Probiotic – The best probiotic for pets! Backed by scientific research, this powerful multi-strain pet probiotic supplement promotes the growth of friendly bacteria which promotes a healthy digestive and immune system. Pure, safe and natural--NO FILLERS! Most pets love the taste too!

Lypozyme - This gentle digestive enzyme for dogs breaks down protein and fats, easing digestive symptoms and reducing the possibility of acid reflux and indigestion. Pure, natural and NO FILLERS! Tasteless, easy to administer to tiny pets.

Collapsed Trachea Supplements That Support Heart Function And Provide Calming

Amazing Omegas Purest therapeutic fish oil available. It contains omega-3s in their natural state packed in glass bottles (instead of plastic that can leach toxins into the oil). These powerful omegas reduce inflammation, reduce allergy symptoms and strengthen the trachea, joints, and ligaments. Very important to use if your pet has any heart issues associated with the collapsed trachea.

Purrfect Pet CoQ10 – Certain breeds such as Pomeranians are especially prone to heart disease. Moreover, many pets with collapsed trachea develop an enlarged heart due to the stress on the pet as it tries to breathe. Using Purrfect Pet CoQ10 (along with Amazing Omegas) helps maintain healthy heart function and respiration.

Psystabil – Dogs with collapsed trachea can become very anxious, which leads to a worsening of coughing attacks. Psystabil is a natural homeopathic remedy that can quiet coughing fits and help them relax.

Not all supplements are needed by every pet. Just choose the ones most appropriate for your pet's symptoms. If you have any questions about the products for collapsed trachea, please don't hesitate to contact us at support@askariel.com.

Diet For Dogs With Collapsed Trachea

Many pet owners might not realize that many foods (even the highest quality, grain-free, premium diets) are worsening the symptoms associated with collapsed trachea in dogs. It can be upsetting to realize that most dog foods contain ingredients that promote inflammation or an allergic response but there is hope as once the offending foods are eliminated, the coughing and indigestion which aggravate the tracheal collapse can greatly subside. Dogs with collapsed trachea need a hypoallergenic, novel protein diet. Diet changes when used along with our collapsed trachea in dogs home remedies can give your dog much needed relief. Please be sure to include your dog’s diet on the order form at checkout. Our nutritionist will include diet tips for collapsed trachea in dogs on the packing slip that comes with your product directions.

Lifestyle Changes Can Help With Collapsed Trachea

A comprehensive approach to treating collapsed trachea will yield the best results for you and your pup. Using natural supplements and changing the diet is a great place to start. Once you learn your dog's coughing triggers, you can also make lifestyle changes to help lessen the severity and frequency of flare-ups:

  • Maintain a healthy weight. Excess weight means more energy is exerted to complete a short walk or even a trip up the stairs. When a dog with collapsed breathes heavily, it can cause a coughing attack. By adding green vegetables to your dog's meal, you can help your pet feel more satisfied and offer a low calorie, nutritious source of bulk food. Also, plan a regular time to take long, slow walks with your dog.

  • Use a harness instead of a collar. Any pressure around the trachea and neck area can aggravate the condition. There are many cute harnesses available and most are fitted with a spot to hang your dog's ID tag.

  • Avoid excitement and anxiety. Try to prevent anxiety by sticking to a routine. A huge excitement trigger is when a dog hears the doorbell. By planning for when guests or packages are to arrive, you make be able to prevent a reaction. Excitement and anxiety can cause a coughing fit, rapid breathing, and even fainting.

  • Avoid airborne irritants. Cigarette smoke, dust, and strong fragrances can promote coughing. By keeping the windows closed, running an air conditioner or air purifier and regularly cleaning the home, you can minimize respiratory distress.

  • Keep your dog cool. Dogs cool themselves by panting. Dogs with collapsed trachea are less effective at panting and can become overheated quite easily. Cooling pads can provide quick relief on hot, humid days.

Why Use Ask Ariel's Tracheal Collapse Supplements To Help Your Dog?

Many pet owners have seen the benefits of using supplements on their own health and now want the same for their pets. Our premium, tracheal collapse supplements have been used successfully in veterinary hospitals since 2005. Treatment for collapsed trachea in small dogs requires experience and precision as certain breeds such as yorkies can be very sensitive. Ask Ariel's remedies for collapsed trachea in dogs have been selected based on quality, scientific research and proven results. A holistic approach with tracheal collapse supplements and diet changes (FREE diet tips on the packing slip with your order) will give your dog the best chance of improvement. Many veterinarians have seen the proven results of our products with their patients which is why Ask Ariel pet supplements are veterinary recommended nationwide.

Collapsed Trachea Success Stories: Supplements And Diet Changes Really Work!


"My Brody is doing wonderful with no trachea cough/gagging since I started him on your supplements! My Brody Bear is one happy boy!!"
Products Used: Ultra-Flex Collagen, Amazing Omegas, Purrfect Pet CoQ10

Tammi O., Florida


“This is Buster, adopted from my local shelter 6 years ago. He has a collapsing trachea, so I’ve been giving him Ultra-Flex Collagen, Soothing Digestive Relief, Gastro-ULC and Power Probiotic for about the last 6 months. He has had great relief from his symptoms and the vet said his breathing sounds better than it did 6 months ago! His intermittent diarrhea is no longer a problem either...I’m very pleased with how well these products are supporting Buster’s health.”

Marti S., WY


“I was looking for a natural cure for collapsing trachea to give my 12 year old Pomeranian Eddie some relief from constant coughing. He was diagnosed with a collapsed trachea and has been on the UltraFlex Collagen for about 6 months. I know this isn't a natural cure for collapsed trachea, but I am happy to report that it really does seem to help. It's very hard for me to give him pills so I like that we can mix in his food just once a day. "

Joanne S, New Jersey