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IMPORTANT COVID-19 UPDATE More Info

Northside Veterinary Specialists are here for you and your pets during this crazy COVID time, and business is (almost) as usual. In accordance with best practices to keep our employees safe and our hospital operational, we have moved to a contactless consultation and admission process.

Please rest assured, even though we aren't seeing you face to face, your pet is still getting the best of care. Visit the COVID section of our website for more information.

Call on 9452 2933 with any questions.

We thank you all for your support and patience!

COVID-19 CONSULTING HOURS 6am - 6pm, Monday - Friday
24 HOURS PER DAY, 7 DAYS A WEEK in case of emergency

Tracheal Collapse

April 14th, 2020

Yorkshire Terriers and Pomeranians are reported to account for > 80% of patients with tracheal collapse. If you have a Yorkie or Pom in your clinic with a chronic cough, make sure that they have been fully evaluated for tracheal collapse and are being maximally managed (Weisse et al, J Am Vet Med Assoc 2019;254:380–392)

Tracheal Collapse

March 26th, 2020

Up to 71% of dogs with tracheobronchial collapse can be successfully managed with medications for more than 12 months* . Where medical management is no longer sufficient, tracheal stenting should be considered and is a viable option for relieving life threatening airway obstruction and can significantly improve quality of life. Tracheal stenting offers a high survival rate, even in those patients with severe clinical signs. The internal medicine service offers assessment of cases for tracheal stenting and this procedure can be performed on-site.

* White R, Williams JM. Tracheal collapse in the dog-is there really a role for surgery? A survey of 100 cases. J Small Anim Pract 1994;35(4):191–6.