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Experience:  Veterinarian at Veterinary Hospital
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My dog was gasping and threw up Now he seems to choke every

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my dog was gasping for air and threw up Now he seems to choke every time he breaths in
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. Hopefully it didn't make a mess. Did your dog eat anything unusual?
Customer: no
JA: OK. The Veterinarian will know what to do. What is the dog's name and age?
Customer: he is a 14 year old pug
JA: What is the dog's name?
Customer: lenny
JA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Lenny?
Customer: he has problems walking because of his back legs give out
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Submitted: 4 months ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Katie Volat replied 4 months ago.


This is Dr KV. I'm here to help you with Lenny tonight.

How is Lenny breathing now? Is he in distress?

Expert:  Katie Volat replied 4 months ago.

I am worried Lenny may have aspirated...a condition where a dog vomits and then accidentally breathes in the vomit. This can cause severe airway irritation. Pugs are more prone to doing this, as they have shorter airways.

Customer: replied 4 months ago.
he isn't having such a hard time breathing now
Expert:  Katie Volat replied 4 months ago.

Ok, great news.

Do you have any idea why he vomited today? Did he vomit more that once today?

Expert:  Katie Volat replied 4 months ago.

I hope Lenny is feeling better. Please feel free to reach out if I can assist you further.

With appreciation,

Dr. KV