How JustAnswer Works:

  • Ask an Expert
    Experts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional Answer
    Via email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site.
    Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
    Rate the answer you receive.

Ask Donna P. Your Own Question

Donna P.
Donna P., Veterinary Technician
Category: Dog
Satisfied Customers: 1234
Experience:  Veterinary Technician with 15 years experience. Boston Terrier Breeder
10212894
Type Your Dog Question Here...
Donna P. is online now
A new question is answered every 9 seconds

My miniature pinscher is breathing weird and has been throwing

Customer Question

My miniature pinscher is breathing weird and has been trying to throw up for the past few hours. I massaged his neck a little and he started to do the same thing. He will throw up a little in his mouth and then suck it back in. His breaths are very short with a little weezing. He is extending is neck weirdly and looks very uncomfortable. Has anyone seen this before.
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  Donna P. replied 6 years ago.

HelloCustomer

By the description you gave this sounds like it could be reverse sneezing. Click on this link to see videos of other dogs reverse sneezing to see if you think this could be what is going on.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1UyBrb0Hhpk&NR=1

If this looks like what your dog is doing, it is no usually much to worry about. It can be associated with any irritation of the pharynx. Often allergies play a role. Benadryl is often recommended at 1mg per pound of body weight.

If what your dog is doing doesn't look like reverse sneezing or if you have additional questions just reply.

Donna P.

__________If this was helpful, please click ACCEPT___________________

thank you.

Customer: replied 6 years ago.
That's not what it looks like. He has irridic breathing and is acting like he has something caught in his throat. He keeps throwing up a little and then sucking it back in. He has the chills and acts like he doesn't want us to touch him.
Expert:  Donna P. replied 6 years ago.

Hello again,

Another possibility that doesn't happen much in smaller dogs is canine bloat. The symptoms for this are retching and trying to vomit with nothing coming up. Their stomach will appear distended. They may drool, breathe rapidly, and appear to be in pain. Although this is not common in smaller breeds it can happen and if you think this may be what is going on with your dog you need to get him to the vet immediately as it can be very serious. Here is a link to more information.

http://www.peteducation.com/article.cfm?c=2+2090&aid=402

http://www.veterinarypartner.com/Content.plx?P=A&S=0&C=0&A=672

If these symptoms don't fit what you are seeing, just reply and we will get back to you with other possibilities.

Donna P.

_________If this was helpful please click ACCEPT________________

thank you.

 

JustAnswer in the News:

 
 
 
Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.
 
 
 

What Customers are Saying:

 
 
 
  • You are a light at the end of scary tunnel when $ are tight, but people need professional help to turn to for help with their dear pets! Linh Charleston, WV
< Last | Next >
  • You are a light at the end of scary tunnel when $ are tight, but people need professional help to turn to for help with their dear pets! Linh Charleston, WV
  • $1,000 spent at his vet, and I finally get the correct diagnosis from Nancy Holmes for $15 Carol Cedar Hill, MO
  • I think this is the greatest web site in the world. Thanks to all! Judy New Haven, CT
  • I have referred several friends to your web site. I'm impressed with how easy it is to use your site, the Experts available and the quickness of answers. Nina USA
  • I am completely pleased with the quick response that I received in our time of need for our dog, Jasmine. I couldn't believe how quick the response was and I thank you. It's good to know you're there!! Jasmine's Mom USA
  • Please let everyone involved with your site know that your Expert, Dr. Lucy, has saved my dog's life. I will recommend your site to all my pet loving friends. Thank you again for simply being there! Sonya G Easley, SC
  • Last night my Expert spent close to 3 hours working with me on my dog's illness. Thank you so much for this opportunity to share in her care and knowledge! Cathie M Pompano Beach, FL
 
 
 

Meet The Experts:

 
 
 
  • Dr. Gary

    Dog Veterinarian

    Satisfied Customers:

    2534
    DVM, Emergency Veterinarian; BS (Physiology) Michigan State Univ
< Last | Next >
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/RY/rydergar/2012-6-6_192240_IMG0328.64x64.JPG Dr. Gary's Avatar

    Dr. Gary

    Dog Veterinarian

    Satisfied Customers:

    2534
    DVM, Emergency Veterinarian; BS (Physiology) Michigan State Univ
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/JA/Jav917/2012-2-20_54059_201221802254JoananddavidArchuleta3.64x64.jpg Joan's Avatar

    Joan

    Vet Tech

    Satisfied Customers:

    4544
    Vet Tech for over 30+ years working w/Dogs/Rescues
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/JA/jadedangel57/2011-11-8_193134_janenewsm.64x64.jpg Jane Lefler's Avatar

    Jane Lefler

    Breeder,Behaviorist, formerVet Asst

    Satisfied Customers:

    13847
    Former vol Vet Assistant.Breeder 16+ years Dog trainer / behaviorist
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/ER/ERPetNurse/2011-11-7_1293_b.64x64.jpg Candy's Avatar

    Candy

    Veterinary Technician

    Satisfied Customers:

    7108
    Practicing Veterinary Technician for 26 years.Former Veterinary Practice Owner, Technician Trainer
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/BA/babybloo/2011-3-10_62613_DavidandI.64x64.jpg Theresa's Avatar

    Theresa

    A Voice for Your Pet

    Satisfied Customers:

    4704
    19+ years experience in small animal medicine
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/VE/vetforyou/2012-6-20_33122_PearlPhoto.64x64.jpg Dr. Andy's Avatar

    Dr. Andy

    Medical Director

    Satisfied Customers:

    4430
    UC Davis Graduate, Interests: Dermatology, Internal Medicine, Pain Management
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/VE/VetAnswers/2013-4-5_8257_prof10.64x64.jpg Scott Nimmo's Avatar

    Scott Nimmo

    Dog Veterinarian

    Satisfied Customers:

    3977
    BVMS, MRCVS.
 
 
 
Chat Now With A Dog Specialist
Donna P.
Donna P.
1230 Satisfied Customers
Veterinary Technician with 15 years experience. Boston Terrier Breeder