Laser Therapy for Laryngeal Paralysis

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)
  • Coughing
  • Weight loss
  • Reduced exercise tolerance
  • Collapse
  • 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.