Collapsed trachea is a condition of weakened and damaged tracheal rings. Unfortunately, this is a common issue with many toy breed dogs, including the Maltese.
Dogs of all ages may be affected; however, the average age of onset is 6 years old. While this is considered a generic condition, acute injury or long-term wear on the neck can trigger this or lead to tracheal damage.
In this section, we will cover:
- What this is
- Treatment options