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Laryngeal Paralysis: Dodge

Dodge was a 2 year old pure bred Lab that was having issues breathing. His owners reached out to us for help because they could not afford the entire cost of the surgical procedure he needed. He had a condition called Laryngeal Paralysis aka Lar Par. This is where one of both sides of the Larynx are paralyzed. If this nerve is paralyzed, the larynx stays in a half closed position and adjustments for increased respiratory effort such as running or panting during hot weather cannot be made. This results in poor oxygenation and overheating. He was a very active boy and this would significantly impact his quality of life. We were able to raise the funds to help him get the needed surgery. He is living much more comfortably.

Heather Fraser

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