Moose's Story of Laryngeal Paralysis

Moose, a 9 year old Lab, had laryngeal paralysis.  He was literally suffocating and had to be heavily sedated to avoid passing out.  He has surgery (a laryngeal tie-back) and did well. His owner, BC writes:

“He is amazing.  Breathing like a kid.  (…)  You are a miracle worker.  We can't thank you enough for giving us our puppy back, for as long as we have him.”

This is the same smart pup who, a few days after surgery, wrote:

“Hi Dr. Zeltzman, I just wanted you to know how thankful I am that I can breathe again.  I haven't gasped for air since I woke up and am being careful not to pant or bark and am staying cool and calm.  My Parents want you to know how grateful they are as well.  (…) I am eating small meals and drinking water pretty well.  You asked for a weekly progress report, and it has only been 4 days but I just wanted you to know that I am doing OK.  Thanks again, Love, Moose.” 

Four months after surgery, his owner BC writes:

“We are so happy. U have no idea how many times I laid next to him on the floor (before surgery) rubbing his back to calm him down to help him breathe. U R our hero. Love ya. (…) He is really pretty laid back for the most part, we throw his jolly ball for him now and then which he looooooooves but do watch to try and make sure he does not overdo it. It has been almost four months now, and he is pretty much resuming normal activity.”

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