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IS A 2 1/2 YEAR OLD ALASIAN HUSKY,ABOUT A WEEK HE HAS BEEN

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CARTER IS A 2 1/2 YEAR OLD ALASIAN HUSKY,ABOUT A WEEK HE HAS BEEN RELUCTANT TO EAT BOTH DRY/CANNED FOOD,ALSOI HAVE NOTICED HE HAS BEEN LIKE SHORT OF BREATH,ACTIVITY DOWN,A LOT OF YOWNING/VERY SLEEPY WHEN HE COMES IN THE HOUSE AT NIGHT.HE STILL RUNS AND PLAY FETCH BUT NOT AS LONG,HE WILL JUST STOP WITH THE BALL/LAY DOWN/LIKE HE REASTING/HAVE MADE A APOINTMENT FOR NEXT THURSDAY AT THE VET TO MAKE SURE HE UP TO DATE ON SHOT/CHECK UP.THIS SUMMER HE ATE SOME TYPE OF WEED THAT MADE HIM INSTAILY START HACKING/CHOUGHING/NOW WHEN HE DRINK WATER HE STARTS HACKING,LIKE THERE IS SOMETHING IN HIS THROAT OR AIR WAY,LIKE TO KNOW WHAT YOU THINK,THANK STEVE
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. B. replied 1 year ago.

Hello & welcome, Steve. I am Dr. B, a licensed veterinarian and I would like to help you with your wee one today.

How long ago did he eat the plant? What was it?

Has he had any retching, gagging, lip licking, or vomiting?

Can he keep water down despite the hacking?

Are his gums pink or pale/white? Moist or sticky?

Can you take a breathing rate for me (just count his breaths for 10 seconds + multiply that by 6)?

If you press on his belly, does he have any discomfort, tenderness, or tensing?

Any chance he ate anything else (ie non-edible items, medications, etc)?