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My dog was diagnosed with trachietis. He now vomits up only

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My dog was diagnosed with trachietis. He now vomits up only water with mucous. His appetite is great. Don't know what to do
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Peter replied 1 year ago.

Welcome and thanks for asking your question. My name is***** am a licensed veterinarian. I am happy to answer your question today. First I need to ask you a few questions so that I can be well informed and give you the best advice.
There may be a slight delay between your follow ups and my replies as I type out a thorough reply for you.

1- Is he vomiting after hacking/coughing or does he vomit without coughing?

2- How much does he weigh?

3- Is he on any medications?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
He weighs 30 pounds. He does hack, sometimes gag than vomit. He is not on less now. Hasn't been for at least a month and half.
Expert:  Dr. Peter replied 1 year ago.

1- Is it fair to say that the vomiting is usually after or during an episodes of hacking/gagging?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
But only after he drinks water. He holds his food down. The water seems to make him hack
Expert:  Dr. Peter replied 1 year ago.

Give me a few minutes to type your answer. Thank you.

Expert:  Dr. Peter replied 1 year ago.

Friend, it sounds like your dog is suffering from a collapsing trachea; this is when the rings around the trachea collapse and the dog will hack/gag to open it up. When drinking if they drink fast this can also cause the gagging/hacking. This is what you can try:

1- Raise his drinking bowl on to a small stool so it forces him to raise his head when drinking.

2- Start him on Robitussin DM (cough) 1/2 teaspoon every 6-8 hours. You can buy Robitussin DM over the counter in any pharmacy.

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