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    I am pretty sure that my 14 year old pringer spaniel is showing symptoms of laryngeal paralysis. I have no experience with this but will be seeing my vet.

    If you have any experience with this I would like to hear about it.
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    My 13 year old had it and passed away last yr. My 12 year old was diagnosed with it a few months ago. Surgery is out of the question with him so he is on meds and we are taking it day by day.
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    My girl was diagnosed at 14, lived to 17. Keep cool, out of humidity and minimize exertion/excitement.

    Now have her daughter at 14.5 with it. Follownig same protocol and she is doing ok.

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    My vet says there seems to be 2 kinds of LarPar. One is the more aggressive, younger onset variety for which you consider surgery. The other is the "senior LarPar" which she feels all dogs have to some degree.
    Basically same as what mwk56 said. Also, if he is choking on his food you might consider moistening it.
    My almost 16 year old golden has it, too. She's not progressing very quickly, so we think it's classic senior onset.

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    Thank you for your responses. This is new for me and I hope we deal with it appropriately.
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    what symptoms does he have that makes you suspect LarPar?

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    His voice became hoarse this last week and a half. I had him to the vet on Wed. and asked about the voice change but he did not show any other symptoms for my vet but my vet told me what it might be. At the time I didn't recognize any difficulty breathing. By Thurs. night he was snoring loudly while sleeping and when I took him for a walk, he was breathing and making a lot of noise. This lasted through the night and had my son got pretty concerned. When I read up on this on the internet, I became more concerned. The description sounds horrible. Today, a colder day, he seems a little better.

    My vet will be away for a week. When she gets back I would like her to see him and observe the symptoms, do tests, and get a diagnosis.
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    My vet took heart and lung xrays so while Bear was under he scoped him. He is doing better since the weather is cooler , he was having a hard time in the heat and humidity. Yahoo has an LP group, you may want to check it out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gmhr1 View Post
    My vet took heart and lung xrays so while Bear was under he scoped him. He is doing better since the weather is cooler , he was having a hard time in the heat and humidity. Yahoo has an LP group, you may want to check it out.
    Thanks for the info.
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