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My american escakmoe drinks water, or eats wet dog food.

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my american escakmoe drinks water, or eats wet dog food. Then throws up, and coughs real bad, like he"s going to die.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 1 year ago.
Can you tell me, please, how long Ghost has been behaving in this manner? If this has been a slowly progressive problem, I would be concerned that Ghost suffers from dysphagia (difficulty swallowing) which can be caused by neuromuscular diseases such as myasthenia gravis and/or esophageal disorders such as megaesophagus (a "ballooned out" esophagus). Regurgitating, then, can result in inadvertent aspirating of food causing the coughing you described and possibly aspiration pneumonia.
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 1 year ago.
Hi,

I'm just following up on our conversation about Ghost. How is everything going?

Dr. Michael Salkin