Coughing in chihuahuas

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Avatar f tn I have 2 Chihuahuas, one male and the other female. My male chihuhua is 3years old & he is the only one who suffers from this. the female is 2 years old and she never did this. I've had 2 other male chihuahuas before and they never did this either. I worry because i feel like it hurts him. he started doing this wheezing/snorting thing when he was about 9 mos old. he seems to do it only when he is excited or running around too much!
Avatar n tn Many of our chihuahuas tummies change to a darker color as they get older. On another note, Chihuahuas are know to get a condition that the blood does not flow to the tips of their ears which cause sores at the tips. There are meds you can get a the vet derm. specialist. but we have found that after many specialist visits... it not really a big issue unless they are bleeding often.
Avatar n tn So, almost a month into this whole ordeal and they are still coughing/sneezing on a regular basis. Numerous times a day, probably several times in an hour, at least. The puppie's gets worse at night. Am I over reacting or should I travel out of town to a different vet? Does anyone know if it takes THIS long for KC to go away? Could it be something else?
Avatar f tn Dehydration alone from not eating or drinking can be very serious in such a tiny guy.....You need to call your Vet for an appointment, tomorrow.....Do not wait any longer! I hope everything turns out for him...Good luck & please keep us posted....
543578 tn?1214412007 Well today he did the same thing for no reason it just happened and this time I noticed his eyes got real big and it looked like he was in a trance or something, I of course freaked out when he started to salivate uncontrollably and then he started to foam at the mouth. it only lasted a few seconds then he was fine. I am disabled and he is a service dog I can't afford the vet but if i have to I will find a way to come up with money. My question is could this be a seizure?
212161 tn?1599427282 I mentioned chihuahuas specifically because they were the smallest breed I could think of at the moment, but the same thing is happening with most of the toy breeds today. People are charging in excess of $1000 in some cases for a puppy that is so tiny that it's a health risk.
Avatar f tn He was on the floor in my living room eating some food. All of a sudden his front legs splayed out and he cried and he was gone, died. This whole thing took as little as 3 or 4 seconds. I want to know what happened? I did not have the vet do a necropsy. Me and my 6 yr. old daughter were in shock. What could have happened here? I am heartbroken. I had been nursing this dog's health for almost 5 weeks.
Avatar f tn I haven't been able to walk my 2 chihuahuas for over a year because of my balance problem. I went to Petsmart and bought a doggy stroller. I put both of my chihuahua's in at the same time and they were so happy and well behaved. I walked them about a mile total and holding on to the stroller helped me be able to walk. This might sound crazy, but I am considering getting a real baby stroller to take to the mall so I have something to hold onto instead of my husband or kids.
Avatar f tn Being a holistic veterinarian for over 20 years, I personally have not seen neurological issues in young Chihuahuas that would be responsible for causing the problems you have described. I would be glad to discuss this further. I hope this is somewhat helpful.
Avatar n tn yes seizures in older dogs can occur for many reasons.
Avatar m tn t know comes to the door, or she hears a loud noise, or whatever it is that makes her shake. Whenever you find yourself in one of these situations, talk to her in a very upbeat voice. Always appear happy. DON'T tell her "Awwww, it's OK! You're OK!" in a soothing voice, because all that does is reinforce the negative behavior she's exhibiting, and instead of learning to behave differently and calming down, she will only continue to do the behavior and get worse.
Avatar f tn I am the owner of a 1 year old, 8 lb chihuahua. She is extremely interactive, friendly, playful...but a bit skiddish around strangers. She has not been sick one time since we purchased her January 2008. Tonight, however, she jumped down from the sofa...laid on her side shaking...then could not walk when she tried to come to me. Her back legs seemed to be paralyzed.
7378022 tn?1390751481 s a Chiweenie) today from my local shelter. I took her from there to my vet to be checked out, and she started sneezing in the waiting area. My vet examined her, pressed on her throat which caused her to cough, and said she has kennel cough. I took her back to the shelter, they examined her, and said they don't think so. She has no discharge from her eyes or nose, and told me to watch for that.
1528695 tn?1360582320 however i am concerned how they will react to the baby (still 23 weeks away, but just trying to think of a game plan). My two chihuahuas can be sent to my parents (that's where they/we lived prior to becoming a homeowner). However, my bullmastiff would stay. Now she LOVES all things toys and is okay around children (she loves company and people). How do you prepare them for a baby?
Avatar m tn Dont know if its from cold weather or possible abuse. She has honked more in the last week than in the previous 2 years. Any ideas would be greatly appreciated!
Avatar n tn my sister is a smoker for like 3 - 4 years maybe like 2 a day lately shes been coughing everyday 2-3 time a day and just this past 3 days shes been spiting blood in the morning what can this be we are very worried is smoking the cause of this
Avatar m tn Hi there I would go to gp blood in saliva could be due to chest infection,coughing too much thus bursting tiny vessels in throat(not serious) if you have severe gastric disorder it could be coming from gastric is the blood bright red? If so this is prob due to strain from coughing,is the blood brown in colour if so this is old blood and should be checked out ASAP are you on medications that could be making gums bleed thus leaving slight blood in your salvia.
Avatar f tn Yep. It's like I have wetness all day long until time for sex and then I'm dry. I tell my husband after we finish that sometimes it feels like we're chihuahuas. I always feel "stuck" afterwords. Lol.
87651 tn?1259602403 I had my TT on Thursday and occassionally I get this cough but more like a tickle in my throat. Anyone experience this? Is this normal? I would think so, but just asking. Also, its been about 4-5 days post surgery and I am starting to feel very tired, weak but still jittery. I take it this is normal too??
6847514 tn?1385359928 I am 6 months pregnant and I have 3 chihuahuas and they loved to sleep at my stomach. My ex girfriend said it was the cutest thing ever that our dogs were keeping my baby warm but when I told my sister she said that dogs hate being around pregnant women and don't sleep at the stomach unless something is wrong. Is that correct??
Avatar f tn How long have you been in the new place? Chihuahuas can be high strung and nervous by nature. We have a Chi mix that hates the car! For long trips, she gets a bit of a sedative. Your dog is probably stressed with the car ride, moving, new place, and no other dogs he had bonded with. Make sure you try to set new routines and try to stick to them. Reassure him but don't coddle him. Is he alone during the day or are you with him?
1743760 tn?1311413441 I am making arrangements to take her in anyway for her first exam and shots. I will discuss it with the vet.
546000 tn?1214506623 Thanks so much for getting back with me:) Just wanted to let you know that I have still not found the owner's but the little guy is at the vet as we speak. I just feel so bad for him. To answer your questions....I do not see any sign of obvious head injuries or any injuries for that matter. It is a male, and he is NOT neutered. He is just beautiful, very smoky gray/silver, I haven't seen many chihuahua's his color actually.