HiCustomer Thank you for asking your question on JustAnswer. The other Experts and I are working on your answer. By the way, it would help us to know:
- Is he eating really fast?
-What breed is he?
-What type of food are you feeding?
-How much at a time?
-How old is he?-Could you explain your situation a little more?Thank you again for trusting us with your problem. Please reply as soon as possible so that we can finish answering your question.
This can be very common for excitable little dogs. If he is still eating fast, you might try multiple small meals (if you schedule allows) or put large washable toys (like rubber balls) in with his food so he has to eat around them and slows down. You are feeding a very good diet.
It is also possible that he has a hiatal hernia, just like some people, and periodically he can't keep food down. Diagnosis for that usually requires an abdominal ultrasound, which can also look for any other abnormalities in his GI tract. I would try slowing his eating first, but you have further diagnostics as an option.
Would the eating fast be a reason for the hacking, gagging sounds.like he has a hairball? Or could that mean something else? We will try to do smaller meals and see if we notice a difference otherwise I will take him to the vet. He is always been obsessed with eating.
Certainly eating too fast can trigger his gag reflex, just as it will in people. He could also have an elongated palate that is getting in the way of proper swallowing. An exam under anesthesia would be necessary to diagnose that. Your vet will also check for a collapsing trachea, which can cause similar noices.
Glad I could give you some guidance on this, thanks for the Accept,