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my dog chokes and gags after eating and may vomit his water ...

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my dog chokes and gags after eating and may vomit his water after drinking alot. He has a heart murmur. he had a echocardiogram and was seen at Tufts University of Vet. Med. The cardiologists does not think the coughing is related to his murmur. Then my dog was scoped and had a trachea (sp?) wash. They found inflamation around the larynx and gave him a shot of cortisone. It did not seem to do much. They then gave him 5mg of atarax, it made him drowsy and may of helped a little with the gagging, but it was still present. I don''t think they know what it is so now they recommend another echo. Do you know what may be wrong with my Miniature Pinscher? He only weights 5.5lbs.
Submitted: 8 years ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  ask_me replied 8 years ago.

Hi,

I'm sorry to hear that your Min Pin is going through this. There are several things that may be causing his symptoms. It woud be in his best interest to have an echo run again, but, you may also want to discuss with your vet if his symptoms could be the result of one of the following:

Laryngeal Paresis: http://www.petplace.com/dogs/laryngeal-paresis-and-paralysis/page1.aspx

Tracheal Collapse: http://www.petplace.com/dogs/tracheal-collapse-collapsing-trachea/page1.aspx

Reflux:

Palate Disorder: http://www.petplace.com/dogs/soft-palate-disorders-in-dogs/page1.aspx

I hope he's doing better soon and if you need any other information, let me know. -Robyn

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