How long can a dog live with a collapsing trachea?
The condition, which is genetic, primarily affects toy breeds of both sexes, with Yorkies by far the most commonly affected.
Collapsing trachea can manifest at any age, though the average age when clinical signs begin to appear is six to seven years.
Puppies under six months of age shouldn't stay in a crate for more than three or four hours at a time.
They can't control their bladders and bowels for that long.
The same goes for adult dogs being housetrained.
Physically, an older dog can hold it, but they don't know they're supposed to.