When a dog is coughing and spitting up phlegm, there are generally three things that could be causing it. Kennel cough; a highly contagious viral infection that is transmitted primarily in kennel settings. Allergies; even dogs have seasonal allergies and can have allergy attacks along with their human counterparts. Genetics: Some dogs are predisposed to having breathing and coughing issues because of their facial and nasal formations. Each poses their own challenges but all require a trip to the vet to find out what the actual root cause is. While there are many available home remedies and tricks used by professionals to treat the symptoms, there is no substitute for finding out the actual cause by checking with your vet.
Until you know that you are not dealing with kennel cough, it is a safer for all k9 companions in the area to be kept away. You should isolate your dog until the vet is ready to see them and not expose other dogs to the possibility of a highly contagious bout of kennel cough. Traditionally these types of infections can be treated with antibiotics and cleared up in time.
Allergies would be a best case scenario in this situation because they aren’t contagious and they are usually seasonal and are always treatable in one form or another. Allergies in dogs can be cause by dust, mites, pollen and molds. The presence of these allergies usually means the owner is suffering from them as well. Environmental changes can be made, ie a good cleaning, limiting time outdoors when the pollens are heavy, checking for and eradicating any mold present, removing carpeting and heavy drapery that trap and hold dust.
Genetic predisposition can be managed by using simple tips from your vet to keep the airways clear and combat sinus issues.
Any way you slice it, get your pooch to the vet to find out. It will save you a ton of time and worry.
What do you if your dog is gagging and trying to spit up and
nothing don'T want to come up. She is eating and drinking well
qnd using the bathroom. Could she have a dog virus.
My dog keeps gaging wanting to puke but can't what should I do?
At night mainly my dog gaggs/snnezes and has trouble getting her breath. WE have taken her to the Vet/Specialist and now they want to to a MRI or cat scn $1400.00 to see if it is Allergies, Asthuma or maybe a turmor. She has had series of shot and medications. None help and there are days and nights 2 in a row that she is perfecly fine. No Sneezing or anything. Any suggestions on what to give her for a stuffy nose. Thank you
My dog has been sneezing and coughing after getting neutered and spending a night at the vets a week ago. He was vaccinated for this at the time of his neutering. Could he still get Kennel Cough or could it be allergies?
He was neutered last Monday and the following Tuesday we took him back because he started bleeding. He spent the night at the vets to be watched because of swelling. He was sent home with a E-Collar on which has remained on since. It has been 9 days and he is still swollen and red. Is this normal? He is supposed to get his stitches removed Friday. He is a healthy 5 yr. Old German Shepard.
ANY time your dog is gagging and spitting up ... GET THEM TO THE VET ASAP..... That is the first sign of Congestive Heart Failure!
The symptoms above lead me to believe that your dog has what is known as 'kennel cough'. This virus is commonly found in dogs that have been kenneled but is passed around from dog to dog very easily. This means that your dog may not have been kenneled but he/she can still get the virus. It causes a dry cough or gagging and a foamy sort of phlegm, just like the symptoms your dog has shown. I would recommend going to see a vet though because I am not a professional and therefore this may not be the problem with your dog.
My dog had a lump removed from her side and keeps gagging and now shes spitting up phlem
Get your dog to a Vet. It surprises me that you haven't thought of it. Are you simply trying to avoid paying a Vet...or are all these questions about your need for attention?