We have a nine week old, male boxer pup named Humphrey. Last week, H had an episode that required us to seek out professional help.
After throwing up his breakfast, he
spent approximately 30-45 minutes coughing, foaming, shaking, and "dry heaving." We took
him to our vet. H was sedated, and then sat
for chest x-rays. The radiologist's diagnosis was "hypoplastic trachea," a condition where the windpipe is smaller than
it should be. She provided us some sort of
index. A normal trachea for a boxer rates
12 or higher, H's trachea rated 8. I dont really know just how bad an 8 is, and we are uncertain what the prognosis is for H. Our
vet does not know a lot about this particular condition in boxer pups, and his prognosis has been guarded at best. H has not experienced any comparable problems since but he does evidence trouble with breathing
from time to time.
So, my posting is this: Has anyone else run across this particular problem? If so, what
was your outcome?
Thanks a lot for your replies.