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My Shichon had a scary episode earlier or reverse sneezing.

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My Shichon had a scary episode earlier or reverse sneezing. It lasted longer and his tongue turned blue - scary. Plugging his nose did nothing and it was clear air was not moving. I forced his mouth open and put my finger down his tight throat, nothing was retrieved. He then began to breathe and seemed a bit shaken, coughed a few times, but seems fine. Now, hours later, we have noticed his belly which is normally pink and lightly spotted, looks incredibly bruised, like black and blue bruised. His behavior has returned to normal despite this, jumps to a bed, runs...
Our vet is closed. Would you suggest a trip to emergency tonight or would you think OK to watch until vet can be reached in AM?
Submitted: 6 months ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. B. replied 6 months ago.

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

How is his breathing now (<30 breaths per minute)?

Any chance he could have eaten something toxic (ie rat bait)?

Are his gums pink or pale/white? Any pinpoint red dots on the gums or his skin?

Any trauma before or during that episode that could have caused the bruising?