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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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My dog may have something lodge in her throat. She is

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My dog may have something lodge in her throat. She is wheezing and once in awhile gags. She is a min pin and there is no 24 hr vet
Submitted: 12 months ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 12 months ago.

I'm sorry that your question wasn't answered in a timely manner. Please let me know if you still need help. Dogs who suffer from a foreign object in their oropharynx (back of the throat) are most often persistently salivating, gagging, and pawing at their mouth. Oral inspection of dogs such as yours often reveals inflammation suggestive of upper respiratory infection. If her behavior persists, a daytime vet can inspect your dog's oral cavity and might suggest having your dog's upper respiratory tract scoped if there's a history and strong likelihood of foreign body ingestion.

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