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I have a 5 wk old miniature dachshund that is making gurgle

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I have a 5 wk old miniature dachshund that is making gurgle noises in his throat. He is a male in a litter of three I have never heard this in any other puppies.
JA: Thanks. Can you give me any more details about your issue?
Customer: I can feel like an air pocket in his throat. He doesn't seem to be in any distress and his lungs are clear.
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Submitted: 9 months ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 9 months ago.

Have you noticed any regurgitation of food in this pup? The "air pocket" you've feeling might indicate a gas filled esophagus as might arise with a congenital (present at birth) megaesophagus (a ballooning out of the normally rigid esophagus) or a crichopharyngeal or esophageal achalasia - neuromuscular disorders leading to difficulty swallowing.

Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 9 months ago.
Hi,
I'm just following up on our conversation about your pet. How is everything going?
Dr. Michael Salkin

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