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Paralysis of the Larynx in Cats

By Ned F. Kuehn, DVM, MS, DACVIM, Section Chief, Internal Medicine, Michigan Veterinary Specialists ; Neil W. Dyer, DVM, MS, DACVP, Director and Pathologist, Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory, North Dakota State University ; Joe Hauptman, DVM, MS, DACVS, Professor of Surgery, Veterinary Teaching Hospital, Michigan State University ; Stuart M. Taylor, PhD, BVMS, MRCVS, DECVP

Also see professional content regarding laryngeal paralysis.

Laryngeal paralysis, a disorder of the upper airway, is rare in cats. The condition occurs when the cartilages of the larynx do not open and close normally during respiration (Veterinary.heading on page Paralysis of the Larynx in Dogs).