We all know how good laser is for both acute and chronic conditions. A condition that appears to growing is laryngeal paralysis. Laryngeal paralysis is the term used to describe a functional failure of the larynx (voice box), particularly a failure to open the vocal cords during inspiration (breathing in)
The signs of laryngeal paralysis include:
- Increased inspiratory noise (loud rasping noise during breathing in)
- Weight loss
- Reduced exercise tolerance
- Reduced tolerance of increased temperature (less able to pant)
- Altered phonation (bark/mew sounds different)
- Problems swallowing food and/or water – affected animals have a tendency to cough and splutter
- Sudden respiratory distress, particularly when subjected to a warm environment
If left untreated this condition can be have serious implications to the health of your pet.
Veterinary assistance is required to assist in treating your pet and a lot of cases will require surgery, however to help alleviate the symptoms laser therapy is an ideal compliment alongside veterinary treatment.