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Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian
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Experience:  University of California at Davis graduate veterinarian with 44 years of experience
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Lily has had vomiting, diarrhea, and cough this last 24h or

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Lily has had vomiting, diarrhea, and cough this last 24h or so. We have had people that have dumped their elk/deer carcasses (heart/liver) nearby. The last time we caught her with the deer liver (and took it away) she had the diarrhea. It's the cough, like she has something stuck in her throat, that is concerning me
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 1 year ago.

I'm sorry that your question wasn't answered in a timely manner. How old is Lily, please? Has she associated with other dogs between 3-10 days ago? Please note that foreign bodies lodged in the oropharynx usually cause ptyalism (increased salivation) and pawing at the mouth. Coughing results from irritation in both the upper respiratory tract (laryngx, pharynx) and lower respiratory tract (trachea, lungs, cardiopulmonary disease). Younger dogs may have picked up a simple respiratory tract infection such as infectious tracheobronchitis but older dogs not ony can pick up such an infection but also are at higher risk for cardiopulmonary disorders. Please respond with additional information and further questions or concerns if you wish.

Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 1 year ago.
I'm just following up on our conversation about Lily Mae West. How is everything going?
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