Ive posted about this before and Bentley still is like gaging and it sounds like hes hacking or something werid to expslain. I did take him to the vet for this a month ago i think its been and he still has woke me up the past few mornings doing this and a snotty flem comes out then he seems fine. till he does it again. its almost like a watery snot all clear of coarse no color no food just this clear watery flem. They vet wasnt sure why he did this or what it was but did treat him anyways for kennel cough. ( put him on meds just to be safe) never stoped these gagging epoisodes and he still does it.
also now that hes had his kennel cough vaccine is he safe from kennel cough? Im sure that isnt what it is. but its werid . I pick him up and bring him out side for fresh air and he does it a few more times and then hes done and acts fine. kinda maybe like hes choking on something is the way he acts when this happens. any ideas? should i call my vet again and tell her that he still is doing this or is this normal for a pup to do this? Bentley is 7 1/2 months old and last weighed 6.1 maybe weighing 6.3 at the most , if any. and hes a mix bichon toy poodle mix
he doesnt make the noise like a cat with a hair ball so maybe it isnt hacking- more like just throwing up with some gagging noise. hard to exsplain but it wakes you up from a sound sleep.
It's funny that you brought this up, because I've been having the same problem with Echo, my Sibe. It's almost like a hacking, gagging sound that seems that he's stiffling on something in his chest or throat. Is that what yours is doing? And he just started doing it one day out of the blue and is doing it more often as the days go by. And when he's done, and it can last for a second or a minute, he's back to seeming perfectly fine. I'm taking him into see the vet.
Polly was doing that when I first got her. It turned out that she had a respiratory infection. She also had a very runny nose and eyes. She was on antibiotics for 3 weeks. It took awhile but she got better and has not had any problems since. I'd take your puppy back to the vet. Good luck.
You said you dog was treated for Kennel cough with medication. Just a word of advice, Kennel Cough cannot be treated with medication, it is a virus, not a bacteria. It can be vaccinated against, but not treated. Kennel cough is the equivalent to a humans cold, and all that can be done is to let it run its course.
I am currently going through the same issue with my dog. He is approx. 10 years old but recently received a good bill of health. He has had problems with flem in the past, was x-rayed, and the Vet determined it was like bronchitis, sort of. He was treated with antibiotic. It slowed down, but never really went away altogether. Now it's back with a vengeance. Usually it occurs in the middle of the night or first thing in the morning. If you get any more information, let me know. The Vet did rule out Kennel cough.
Hello again, I did some further research on solutions to the phlem problem. I tried a humidifier last night, and it did make a BIG difference. My dog, Shadow (a Pom.), did not hack or cough up phlem over night. I am a very light sleeper. He did hack a short time this morning, but I do believe the humidifier definately helped him. His symptoms, along with the Vet's diagnosis verifies that he has chronic bronchitis. Hope this info. may help someone else.