Our 10 year old Saint Bernard has had problems breathing when he gets excited. It can be "triggered" when he is going for a ride, he starts to play
or run etc.
This weekend, being a holiday, has us out of town with our dog and he has had a rough night Friday and a good part of Saturday.
He spent so much time gasping for air and when he clears his throat, like he is going to throw up, a white foam is expelled and then he seems better. We have found giving him ice seems to help as he does not want water when this initially starts. He gasp for air until we get him to lay down and rest.
This has happened in the past to a lessor degree and our vet has checked him when the events are ongoing. The vet says his heart is strong and his lungs don't seem to be the problem. He is working with us and thinks it may be an issue with his throat.
We keep him indoors and in the cool except when it's under 80 degrees outside and he is healthy for his age. Just feel so helpless when he is gasp and know it confuses him.
ANY IDEAS at all. We are keeping him from exerting himself. He is eating well and resting now that he has had time to recover. He gets so worked up when we are going out of town with him, however he is calm on the way home so hope he does well later this week.