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My dog has been making a loud, hacking sound for about an

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Hi, my dog has been making a loud, hacking sound for about an hour now. I'm fairly certain it has something to do with a Bully stick she just ate. But she will cough a couple times really loudly as if trying to get something out of her throat, and then she will be okay for a couple of minutes then go at it again. What can I do for her?
Submitted: 2 months ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. B. replied 2 months ago.

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

Did she eat a larger or small piece?

Can she keep food and water down?

Are her gums pink or pale/white? Moist or sticky?

If you press on her belly, does she have any discomfort, tenderness, or tensing?