We just learned today that our superstar Snowball is a “wheezer” and has unilateral laryngeal paralysis. This explains why in his former home he ran well and then slacked off– because he couldn’t breath! I’m very bummed because Snowball LOVES to run and is a great part of the team.
It’s uncommon for dogs to have laryngeal paralysis on one side, and there’s a small possibility he’ll grow out of it. Since he loves to run, he can be on the “B” team and take it easy.
This is our second dog that has laryngeal paralysis, and our second dog labeled a “wheezer.” King Neptune is the other dog with laryngeal paralysis and Decker is the other wheezer.