Collapsed Trachea Treatment
"My 12 year old Pomeranian Eddie was diagnosed with a collapsed trachea and he has been on the Ultra-Flex Collagen for about 6 months. 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
Collapsed Trachea in Dogs: Natural Treatments and Holistic Supplements
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 can cause coughing, gagging and respiratory problems. Allergies, indigestion and stomach acid can all make the symptoms worse, so it is important to do everything you can to keep your dog's digestion and inflammation under control. The goal of holistic treatments for tracheal collapse is to:
Conventional veterinary care is very limited in what it can offer for dogs with collapsed trachea, but pets show marked improvement in their symptoms using natural remedies and a holistic approach. To get the best results, it is important to use the appropriate collapsed trachea supplements along with diet changes based on your pet's issues. The supplements most effective for treatment for tracheal collapse in dogs are:
- support the tracheal cartilage
- reduce coughing attacks and the anxiety that can come with them
- support the heart and overall respiratory system, which decline due to the collapsed trachea condition
- improve digestion as food allergies and acid stomach can irritate the esophagus, increasing coughing and making the collapsed trachea symptoms worse
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.
Ultra-Flex Collagen for Pets – The hallmark product for tracheal collapse in dogs. This food-based product strengthens trachea cartilage, helping to reduce coughing and gagging. Works best when used in conjunction with Amazing Omegas and Power Probiotic. Amazing Omegas reduces inflammation while the Power Probiotic improves digestion and immunity (which indirectly affects heart function too!). The three formulas work together to strengthen the trachea, reduce the progression of the disease and improve symptoms.
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.
Power Probiotic and Lypozyme– Ensuring your dog has proper digestion will reduce the likelihood of acid reflux and esophageal reflux, which are painful and can make the symptoms of collapsed trachea much worse. These formulas relieve indigestion and improve the breakdown of nutrients.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org Also, on the order form at checkout, please include your dog's diet. Diet is a HUGE factor that can cause more coughing and indigestion which aggravate the tracheal collapse. Our nutritionist can provide diet suggestions for your pet on the packing slip that comes with the supplement directions.
“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