As the days become sweltering and humid, some call this time of year “the dog days of summer.” But as a veterinarian, I call it lar par season. The temperature escalates, and so do the cases of laryngeal paralysis presenting to veterinarians, often as life-threatening emergencies.
I firmly believe that we can all learn from each other, so I’ve captured the “best of” questions, comments, and personal stories from dog owners whose lives have been touched by lar par. Additionally, I’ve compiled my own answers to commonly asked questions about canine laryngeal paralysis.
If your dog suffers from this condition, I’d like to offer hope and inspiration by sharing this quote I received from one reader: “There is life with lar par and we are living it.”