I have a 8 yr. old yellow lab that was diagnosed a few months ago with Laryngeal Paralysis. Does anyone know of a excellent vet surgeon to correct this problem? I live in North Carolina. Any advice would be greatly appreciated. It's heart breaking to watch this once vivacious dog have such limited activity because of his breathing and coughing.
Thanks in advance.
Surgery is not an option because of other health issues my dog has including cancer. He is on meds for his lungs but now that its hot he is gagging/coughing alot due to the LP. We keep him inside and as calm as possible. There is a good LP group on yahoo just google it.
I recommend Dr. Kieri Jermyn at the soft tissue service at NC State Vet school. We interviewed two surgeons at the Vet school and based on those interviews, and the input of a friend who is a graduate of the vet school we chose Dr. Jermyn to perform the surgery on our 12 y.o. Diesel. His surgery was a complete success and allowed him to have a good quality of life for several years before succumbing due to other illnesses.
I think it is important to find a surgeon who sees LP cases all of the time and has performed the corrective surgery many, many times.
Such is the case with Dr. Jermyn. Here is a link to her contact info
With warm weather on the way, it becomes more likely that a breathing crisis will occur. Now is the time to get a consultation IMO.
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To you have had the surgery what was recovery like any complications? Was he in alot of pain, how long did recovery take? & does your dog have to eat soft foods forever? How old was your dog? My dog is bad to the point my vet will only see him at 7:45 am for a visit must be in and out before the heat. He is not allowed out in the day and has a sedative I can give him if he gets to excited and has trouble breathing. He is 12 1/2 . His heart is slightly enlarged and has some lung issues. He was diagnosed to years ago wth a soft tissue cancer so I have to weigh everything before surgery but if left alone he will die I dont think he will make it through the summer when we reach 120 and very high humidity even in the house. So I have to make a decision. I have talked with a surgeon no one in my town can do it so its Phoenix or San Diego which will be a 3 hour trip one way. (Thanks)