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He is dry heaving, but nothing is coming up, he did it

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he is dry heaving, but nothing is coming up
JA: I'll do all I can to help. What is the matter with the dog?
Customer: he did it earlier today (8 hours ago) and nothing came out (sounds like it is trying to) and it is happening again now
JA: Where does the dog seem to hurt?
Customer: he does not seem hurt at all...he is normal other than the coughing/heaving
JA: OK. No obvious pain. Coughing can be worrying. The Veterinarian will know what you should do. What is the dog's name and age?
Customer: Vinny and he just turned 1 year ols a few days ago
JA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Vinny?
Customer: no he is a typical labrador puppy
Submitted: 1 month ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. B. replied 1 month ago.

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

How long has he had these signs?

Do you think he is retching/gagging to vomit or coughing?

Can he keep food and water down?

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

If you press on his belly, any discomfort, tenderness, or tensing?

Could he have eaten something he should not have (ie bones, toys, plants, chemicals, etc)?