How Much Does Laryngeal Tie Back Surgery In Dogs Cost

How long will my dog live with laryngeal paralysis?

Not necessarily, considering many dogs with laryngeal paralysis go on to live many more months or even years, and even end up living the life expectancy for their breed and then end up dying from some other, non-related disorder. Not every dog will progress to the point of suffocation.

How successful is surgery for laryngeal paralysis?

The overall client satisfaction rate is greater than 95% in our hospital. Successful surgical treatment of laryngeal paralysis can eliminate or drastically reduce the risk of upper airway distress and hyperthermia and significantly improve exercise tolerance.

Can dogs bark after laryngeal tie-back surgery?

You may expect some light coughing with drinking and eating after surgery. This will usually diminish with time. Your pet’s voice (i.e. his/her bark) will always remain hoarse and raspy. You will hear a louder than normal breathing sound when panting, but it should be quieter than his/her pre-operative status.

Should I euthanize my dog with laryngeal paralysis?

As the condition progresses relentlessly over months to several years, euthanasia is typically requested by owners when their pet becomes non-ambulatory, or experiences repeated episodes of aspiration pneumonia from regurgitation, gagging, and/or dysphagia.

Can dogs suffocate from laryngeal paralysis?

Early in the condition, this creates increased noise when they breathe (called “stridor”); later, it can completely obstruct their airway, and they can suffocate. The early signs of laryngeal paralysis can be quite subtle.

How can I help my dog with laryngeal paralysis?

Surgical correction is the only treatment option for dogs with severe cases of laryngeal paralysis. A procedure is performed to permanently “tie back” one or both sides of the larynx to hold it open so that a dog can breathe.

How quickly does laryngeal paralysis progress in dogs?

Progression of signs is often slow; months to years may pass before an animal develops severe respiratory distress. The early signs of laryngeal paralysis can be quite subtle.

Does tie back surgery work?

A tie back surgery does not guarantee success. But a tie back surgery can help your dog breathe better, feel better, and greatly reduce the risk of severe respiratory distress—that life-threatening breathing crisis.

How long is the recovery from tie back surgery?

Your dog should not be allowed to run, jump, or play fro 2 weeks (until sutures are removed). After that time, slowly resume normal activity. It is very important to minimize any exertion, activity, and barking for the next 2-3 weeks.

What can I feed my dog after tie back surgery?

To prevent aspiration pneumonia, post-surgical instructions often suggest feeding the dog small, moist meals (like meatballs) several times a day for 3 to 5 days.