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Wheezing? & trying to vomit?

Hi. For the past couple of days Colby has been doing this thing that sounds kind of like a wheezing and he's making the motion as if he is trying to throw up! The sound is hard to describe but it is different than the 'reverse sneezing'. Last night he actually did throw up a little bit but it was a white/clear kinda foamy liquid (about the size of a quarter). He did this about 7 times a few minutes apart each time last night...and twice again this afternoon (without throwing anything up). Other than that, he is acting completely normal and energetic.

What is this? I thought that he swallowed something that he would throw up and it would all be over but there is nothing coming up. I'm getting really concerned. The vet is closed for tonight and I'll call in the morning but does anybody have any ideas until then? Thanks

P.s. When I googled it, it sounded like the symptoms of Kennel Cough but he had the vaccination for that about 4 months ago. Also, he was neutered last week.

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Is he eating normally otherwise? Sometimes they can get a little tummy virus, but usually they are off their feed when that happens. Jackson ate a bunch of grass the other day and kept throwing up with a lot of bile which is what it sounds like Colby threw up. Everyone usually suggests chicken, rice and sweet potatoes for an upset tummy. Loose stools would be another sign of gastric upset. It can last several days at times.

And have you seen him do a reverse sneeze? That's what is sounded like to me at first. But if you have seen him do this, and it's not that, and it continues, I would definitely take him in.

He could still have contracted kennel cough even with the vaccine, or could have swallowed an object. I know it's scary when they do something like that . . . but I hope it's nothing and he's better soon.

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Is he pooping? Hopefully yes because I guess he could have swallowed something..but if he's pooping there's not a blockage. It could be kennel cough. They can get it even with the vaccine, but they usually get a milder case of it. I hope he's over it soon!
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He is eating normally. He has never been a picky eater and he is scarfing down his food like usual. His stools are not loose either. Colby has never done the 'reverse sneeze' but one of my moms dogs does all of the time. It sounds different than that...I'm not sure how else to describe it though.
- I tried to find a video on youtube that sounded like it...and this is as close as I can find (halfway through the video) but I will try to record Colby doing it next time.

Thats strange that they can still get Kennel Cough even though he's vaccinated. From the videos I watched of Kennel Cough, his doesn't seem to make the 'honking' noise really.

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Sounds like kennel cough. My vet has also told me that it does not always work. How was it administered to Colby? Nose spray?

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He wouldn't throw up with the reverse sneeze and you can tell by cupping your hand over the nose they stop it.

Still could be kennel cough, but have you checked inside his mouth? Someone on here..there dog had a piece of grass dangling down the throat and tickling. Could it be something like that?

Sometimes my dogs will get the yellow pukies in the morning before breakfast if I don't offer a little something first thing.
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I assumed that it was a shot but I'm not really sure. The vet tech takes him in the back (away from me) to give him his vaccines.

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How often is he doing the coughing and all?? Just once every few hours? or continuously?

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He wouldn't throw up with the reverse sneeze and you can tell by cupping your hand over the nose they stop it.

Still could be kennel cough, but have you checked inside his mouth? Someone on here..there dog had a piece of grass dangling down the throat and tickling. Could it be something like that?

Sometimes my dogs will get the yellow pukies in the morning before breakfast if I don't offer a little something first thing.
I tried looking in his throat but he wasn't too cooperative. There wasn't anything that I could see but that type of thing would make sense. It started on Sunday night and he was running around in grass that day.

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How often is he doing the coughing and all?? Just once every few hours? or continuously?

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If I remember correctly I think he did it a couple of times both Sunday and Monday night (in the middle of the night both times I think). Last night was the worst and it started at night again (about 1 or 2am) and it was every 5-10 minutes for about an hour and then it stopped until he did it about 3 times again this afternoon around 3pm...and hasn't done it since. Strange that its mostly at night. I just remembered that he did something similar (throwing up/ dry heaving ONLY at night) when he was a couple months old but it didn't have the wheezing sound then.

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