Tracheal Collapse Support for Pets
Tracheal collapse is an acquired, non- congenital, disease. It can occur in the neck region, within the chest, where the trachea is located, or in both locations. The cartilage rings of the trachea (windpipe) are shaped like the letter C, lying on its back. A small membrane covers the top of the ring. The cartilages loses its rigidity, and the membrane stretches. For this reason, the rings may be collapsed, the windpipe flattened, and mild to severe obstruction of the airway may develop.
The cause is not well understood, but proposed theories include genetic factors such as breed, nutritional influences, neurologic problems, and degeneration of the tracheal cartilages.
Symptoms of Tracheal Collapse in Dogs and Cats
- Persistent, dry, harsh cough (“Honking” cough)
- Difficult breathing and wheezy noise
- Exercise intolerance
- Bluish tinge to the gums
A Powerful Complete Kit
The herbs present in each of these formulations have anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties and help support the symptoms of pets suffering from a collapsed trachea, like shortness of breath, stress, discomfort, inflammation and discomfort caused by it.
- Helps support lungs that are in distress due to tracheal collapse
- Contains herbs with natural anti-inflammatory properties
- Helps with respiratory congestion
- Helps the body fight infection
- May help with shortness of breath
- Periods of excitement can result in severe respiratory distress. Using a natural, safe, herbal formulation like Lesstress can help calm your dog or cat.
- Lesstress helps support both the nervous system and the immune system
- The active compound in turmeric is Curcumin, which has anti-inflammatory properties. The anti-inflammatory properties in this herb may be useful to help with the inflammation of the lining of the trachea.
- Helps support heart and circulatory functions
- Has discomfort-reducing properties
- Omega 3 oils help promote healthy heart function
- Supports lungs that may be affected by a collapsed trachea
- Promotes overall support and comfort
- Some studies have indicated that the use of omega 3's may help regenerate the tissues of the cartilage rings.
NHV’s Tracheal Collapse Support Kit is a vet formulated bundle with 4 all-natural herbal blends designed to support a pet suffering from collapsed trachea. NHV’s Resp-Aid, NHV’s Lesstress, NHV’s Turmeric and NHV’s PetOmega 3, are combined in this bundle to help relieve symptoms of tracheal collapse and balance your pet’s immune system.
If you have questions about holistic remedies, you can ask an expert at NHV because we want your pet to get healthy naturally.
- item number
- 3.50 LBS
- 3 x 3.4 fl. oz (100ml)
- life stages
- adult, senior, puppy/kitten
- made in
Resp-Aid: Resp-Aid is an anti-inflammatory, antibiotic, and healing formulation that helps with upper respiratory congestion helps fight infection and relieves shortness of breath. As tracheal collapse is an anatomic issue Resp Aid can be helpful to help the lungs and trachea that are in distress in this situation.
Coltsfoot — Helps to control coughing and is a natural expectorant.
Ginger — Relieves discomfort and stimulates circulation.
Horehound — Relieves spasms and aids with cough and mucus
Licorice — A fast-acting versatile herb that helps support many respiratory ailments.
Lobelia — A potent herb that causes the immediate relaxation and expansion of the respiratory system allowing oxygenated blood to flow freely.
Marshmallow — Helps control bacterial infections and soothes irritated tissues
Mullein — Soothes and lubricates tissue
Myrrh — A stimulant that relieves spasms, inflammation, and digestive upset.
Plantain — An expectorant that soothes and lubricates internal mucous membranes.
Lesstress: As some pets can benefit from the use of relaxants during periods of excitement, since excitement may result in severe respiratory distress. Lesstress, a natural herbal formulation designed to calm and relax a pet, can be helpful. It is an herbal formulation that acts on the nervous and immune systems, calming anxiety.
Chamomile – Has analgesic and sedative properties.
Passionflower – Contains alkaloids and flavonoids, two effective sedatives.
Lemon Balm – A relaxing tonic with a sedating effect.
Reishi – A herb with sedative properties that boosts heart and liver function and stimulates the immune system.
Eleuthero – A tonic with a modulating effect on your dog’s major stress axis including the pituitary glands, the hypothalamus, and the adrenal glands. It also helps dogs develop a healthy resistance to stress.
Echinacea Angustifolia – Contains powerful immune-stimulating properties.
Turmeric: Turmeric has anti-inflammatory properties and may be used to help reduce the inflammation of the lining of the trachea.
Curcumin - Studies have shown turmeric to be an excellent anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, antifungal, antibacterial, anticoagulant, antiseptic, astringent, helps with liver function, bile production and externally for wound healing
PetOmega 3: A daily supplement to enhance overall health and wellbeing. Omega-3 fatty acids will be helpful in supporting cardiac health and his lungs that may be affected by the collapsed trachea.
Fish Oil (Anchovy and Sardine) and Cod Liver Oil - The Eicosatetraenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) are omega-3 fatty acids found in fish oils and they help support heart function and immune system as well as reduce inflammation.
Pet's Weight Dosage
To be taken twice daily. All NHV supplements are designed to be used together, and can, therefore, be given at once for convenience.
Select your pet's weight to determine the correct dose.
To be taken twice daily. Determine your pet’s weight and then use the easy chart below to determine the correct dose. This is the minimum dosage. Please note PetOmega is a different dosage. It is once a day.
Pet's Weight Dosage
0 - 15 lb = 0.5 ml
16 - 30 lb = 1.0 ml
31 - 45 lb = 1.5 ml
46 - 60 lb = 2.0 ml
61 - 75 lb = 2.5 ml
Over 75 lb = 3.0 ml
For small animals (rabbits, ferrets), avians and reptiles use 1 drop for every 2 lb of body weight.
Pet’s Weight Dosage (ONCE PER DAY)
0-15 lb = ¼ tsp
15-30 lb = ½ tsp
30-60 lb = 1 tsp
60-90 lb = 1 ½ tsp
How to Administer
Shake well before use. The easiest method is to use the dropper provided and place the drops into your pet’s food or favorite treat. You can also use the dropper and squirt directly into the pet’s mouth. Some pets can be finicky, if this occurs consider hiding the drops in foods most pet’s love such as fish, chicken or yogurt or a favorite treat. If your pet only eats dry food then soak a few kibbles at feeding time.
For Best Results
Herbal dietary supplements are beneficial to the health and well-being of your pet and are safe for long-term use. Every pet responds to natural herbal supplements differently, therefore it is important to be consistent and administer the product daily. Supplements generally take two to four weeks to take effect, however this will vary from one animal to the next.
All NHV Natural Pet Products are pure herbal extracts and contain no artificial additives, preservatives or coloring. Shelf life after opening is 6 months and must be refrigerated after opening.
Cautions and Contraindications
Do not use in pregnant or nursing animals.
All information provided by NHV Natural Pet Products is for educational purposes only.
What breeds of dogs are most affected by tracheal collapse?
Small breed dogs are most affected with the disease, especially Yorkshire terriers, Pomeranians, Poodles and Chihuahuas. Affected dogs are often middle aged or older, though it can be seen in some young dogs as well. Dogs that are overweight or that live in a household with smokers may be more at risk or at least more likely to show clinical signs.
Are there other conditions that can be similar to tracheal collapse in dogs?
Yes, other causes of coughing like congestive heart failure, must be ruled out with your veterinarian. However, in some cases, heart disease and collapsed trachea are present at the same time.
Besides the supplements, what else can I to do to help my dog with tracheal collapse?
Weight management is extremely important to reduce the severity of the symptoms caused by a collapsed trachea. Preventing over-excitement, avoiding exposure to smoke, and using a harness rather than a collar is highly recommended. Taking your dog to the vet periodically is also key for a successful treatment.