Coughing dog not eating

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Any coughing and gagging dog not eating (i.e. fever) should be seen by a veterinarian. We have enough flu virus running around we should not take any chances. Most simple upper respiratory infections are pretty straightforward, but you do not want complications and they can come from waiting. See your veterinarian and get proper treatment.
My dog has not been eating for couple of days and she does not seem like she wants to eat and i tried to force her to drink some milk and water and she keeps on gagging and coughing what could be causing that ?
Welcome to the forum......Since you didn't add much information or his age, here goes: OK, For starters, for any Senior Dog IMO, you DO need to rule out Heart Problems....The x-ray will not only show the heart, but also the lungs...This is important.... With Heart Disease, the weak heart cannot pump as well...Fluid builds into the lungs causing the cough..The cough is usually MOIST like they're choking on congestion...Actually, they are...
well, unless Mom cant afford more medical costs, I would suggest trying for a second opinion from a different vet. TWO, it could be food allergy related. If the dog is eating anything that has corn, soy, or wheat in it..it can be an allergy. Alot of cheaper dog foods have corn and soy. both being exceptionally bad for any dog. same goes for looking at any treats that may be given. elliminate these three ingredients and see what happens. you should be about to tell within a week or so.
hi, My 3 year old boxer has been not eating and sick and coughing brought her to vet gave he her an injection said it sounded like Kennell cough and gave her tabs two in morn and two in evening but she only ate her first ones now that was mix in with her food . How do i get her tabs into her if she wont eat ?
Please help me. My dog isn't eating his food and I do not have any money to take him to a vet. I saw that you said you would post something regarding this, but I didn't see anything. He also has mucous in his eyes, at first I thought it was parvo but now he is drinking water and his nose isn't dry at the moment. Can you please email me at ***@****.
She showed improvement while on the medication, but the symptoms returned as soon as the course of medication ended. Eating Diamond dog food naturals lamb and rice formula. She had been on this type of dog food all of her life. -Month 2 – The coughing got a little more violent still, and she produced a white foamy substance with it - was prescribed more antibiotics and a little more strength of steroids. She had a series of x-rays which showed some mucus in lungs, but no signs of pneumonia.
Two more cough related tips: Anyone smoke in the house? This will cause the respiratory cough...Can just be on your clothes or hands to trigger it... My Vet told me this one.....If you feed your dog in the kitchen by the refrigerator, the dust mites that blow out from under from the fan, are inhaled by the dog while eating...They start coughing after they eat & then off and on the rest of the day....NO, i'm not kidding!!!!!!!!!!
Her stool sample showed she had hook worms the blood work ruled out diabeties ,he said her kidney function was normal. She acts alittle better, but she is not eating like she was before she got sick. She may eat here and there but its very little. He did check her teeth and said for her age they were in good shape. Can the worms and the meds have an effect on her not eating.
She sleeps most of the night with out coughing. It sounds like kennel cough but I am pretty sure it is not! She is an inside dog and we have a fenced in yard. She is only around our other dog who has no coughing issues at all. Is it possible that my Pug has allergies with all the pollen floating around in the air. We live in the woods in North Carolina.
Last but not least- your dog is to old to be vaccinated. His immune system will not respond to the vaccine and it could cause serious problems. This applies to any older and/or sick animal. Whatever the cause, (ie., allergy, infection, cardiac or toxins) if you follow these steps the cough should go away in a couple of weeks or less. God bless your and your pug! Take care and lets us know how things are going!!
Doing obedience, not just in terms of having a well-mannered dog, but actual obedience where the dog works his way up through the levels, will keep him busy AND tired out. When they're tired and sleepy they can't be bothered looking for weird things to eat, and when spending time with you has been responsible for making them tired and sleepy, their need for attention is satisfied as well.
I'm afraid there's something wrong with his heart or lungs. He hasn't been coughing or anything but just very withdrawn and not himself at all. He has been eating though everyday. We think he's allergic to fleas because we've used medication but it doesn't work and he had been itching like crazy so we think he might have mites as well. He has stopped itching since he's been hiding, so we're not sure if maybe he's just fed up with it and depressed or it is something more serious.
This happens in some dogs when they first wake up, the stomach is empty from not eating all night and there is a buildup of acid. You can try an experiment to see if this is what it is - try feeding your dog a small snack late at night or, if you wake up during the night, give her a cookie or two.
hopefully its just a case of he barked himself silly whilst we were away and is sulking slightly therefore not eating much but would be good to hear from anybody.
I really doubt that he has some GI blockage, Coz when I feed him pedigree or Drools, he eats one or two and starts coughing and gives up eating. Then we used to feed from our hands. Still his eating is not satisfactory. He is very fond of Rusk (dry & stiff bread). He is a lovely one and I want to bring him up. I am 52 years old and so far not interested in pets. Especially dogs. And after I had my puppy "KITTU', I love him more or equal than my kids.
We have a "permanent" foster dog (Boston Terrier) who was dumped and tied to a tree for 3 days. We approximate his age at 10yrs. He had all the tests run and has been diagnosed with Cushings. He's been on medication for the last 5 months. We are babysitting a Boston/Pug and she keeps sniffing him and licking his face and belly. Our vet seems to think there is a possible growth in his belly, but we are waiting to hear back from a Radiologist once she has examined the x-rays.
They are non-productive although at the end of them sometimes she makes a hack or gag noise almost like she is trying to cough up a hairball. She is not lethargic and her eating habits are normal. She is otherwise completely normal. I have taken her to her vet twice and had her chest and throat x-rayed. He has listened to her lungs and heart and can't find anything abnormal other than a little clear nasal discharge.
I have only brought her back for one recheck as she gets all nervous and worked up at the vet and the coughing gets really bad. The yellow vomitting your dog was having is likely bile from not having enough food in her tummy. If she were my dog, I would definitely ask the vet to look closely for a collapsed trachea. My vet had to point it out to me as my untrained eye did not immediately detect it on the x-ray. Or take her to a different vet and bring her records from your current vet.
Her BMs haves been normal the whole time, maybe a bit less volume because she is eating less. but still solid. Your right that it is not really a vomit. She doesn't heave and pulse to though up. Most of the time its a cough then clear slimy goo, or sometimes she just opens up and some goo comes out without coughing.
He was skinny but acted normally playing around and eating well. However, 3 weeks ago he started to have diarrhea with blood and coughing badly so we tested him and found out he has the distemper virus. So we started right away with antibiotics and feeding him with tubes as he started to completely refuse to eat. His symptoms were going away and he didn't cough anymore or have discharges from his nose and eyes but unfortunately he had a seizure.
I had just taken my dog to the vet a month earlier for a regular checkup, teeth cleaning (for which she was anethetised) and the removal of a small cyst (the vet said it was kind of like and ingrown hair). She seemed fine - eating a little less than normal, but we chalked that up to the heat. I took her out for a walk early in the morning and she was walking so slow (very much not the normal for her).
I have looked up symptoms of diabetes and I am not too sure that is the issue. He is not losing any weight or acting differently in any other way, urine is fairly clear and not sticky (he had an accident on the floor the other night). He is what I call pacey (pacing the hallway) between the hours of 1:30pm and 7:00pm, however he has been doing this for several months. Could this behavior be from the heat and weather?
Senior dogs may have joint pain or the pain may be abdominal such as in dogs suffering from pancreatitis after eating a fatty meal. A female dog may pant after hours and even days after giving birth to her puppies. This occurs because the uterus tends to contract for a few weeks after giving birth. Such contractions are stimulated by lactation.
Until a month ago very heathy in every way. A month ago he started a very dry hack ( not cough, not like kennel cough,and not often.thought it was allergy.) Two weeks ago it became more frequent ,like something was stuck in his throat. Took to his vet of many yrs, and he felt nothing,and gave us a cough surpressant to try. Now there had been no Change in eating, pooping,no fever. Four days later he starts gagging, and throwing up phlegm.nothing else.
I know some people don't believe in giving dogs wheat products, as some dogs can be wheat/gluten intolerant, but I always find a little dry wholemeal toast, cooked slowly so it's crunchy (but not too browned) will tempt a dog to eat. And that is good too. It is something my dog loves if she feels a little 'off'.
Or is he more along the lines of gasping and coughing? A short, sharp snorting sound is called a reverse sneeze. It's not, however, related to sneezing, it just sounds like a sneeze that's going inward instead of outward, that's why it's called that. Reverse sneezing is caused by a spasm of the soft palate. You can usually get them to stop it by massaging their throat and getting them to swallow. It happens in cats as well as in dogs.
You can put your ear to his chest and it is raspy. He is eating and drinking just fine and does not appear ill. The cough is sometimes accompanied by mucus and gagging. Today she diagnosed him with copd and said he would be on steroids til he can no longer breathe and would have to be put to sleep. Should I seek another opinion? Is there any other medications for long term use other than steroids?
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