I have 3 dogs at home, a local breed and 2 golden retrievers
, who age 7 (bong), 7 (boo) and 1 (peanut) years old respectively. My local breed passed away very suddenly 3 days ago.
Before his passing, approximately 2 months ago, he sort of started to dry heaving, kept on trying to vomit but nothing came out. It sort of sounded like a old man's cough. He also had trouble barking, with sounds sometimes not coming out at all. We brought him to the vet the next day and had a X-Ray, blood test, and even a ultrasound on his liver done but all came back to be healthy. The vet prescribed a course of antibiotics which he completed. He seemed to be getting better, with the vomiting sound getting softer and his barking getting better. But a few days ago, while my wife and i were overseas, my mother-in-law, who was looking after him, broke the news to us that he had passed on. Before his death
, he skipped a meal but was behaving perfectly normal, running around, playing with the other dogs, etc... But just 1 hour before his death, his heart rate increased significantly, my mother-in-law said that you could see his heart beat on his back, thumping up and down.
My 7 years old golden retriever, Boo, is starting to do the exact same thing. After the passing of Bong, Boo has now started to dry heave, trying to vomit but nothing is coming out. It was quite soft last night, but has become quite loud today, similar to an old man's cough. We have brought him to the vet yesterday afternoon to do a blood test and rushed him to the emergency last night to do a x-ray as we were worried that it could be canine bloat, but it all came back negative. He is also eating lesser today. What could have caused this and what should we get the vet to check?