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My maltipoo is periodically hacking, making a noise like a

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My maltipoo is periodically hacking, making a noise like a hair stuck in throat. Eats and drinks normally.
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. What is the dog's name and age?
Customer: Rocky age 4.75 years. Started late today, stopped, starting again...
JA: Is there anything else important you think the veterinarian should know about Rocky?
Customer: He had had pancreatits several times, otherwise perfectly healthy, eats only grilled chicken and organic treats...
Submitted: 6 months ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 6 months ago.

Hello, JACustomer. I have been a Veterinary Nurse for over 15 years and would be happy to help you today. I'm reviewing your question right now.

Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 6 months ago.

The coughing that you're hearing, does it look like any of these?

Cardiac cough: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nv02RYW2TfY

Kennel cough: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZusGtj3NxcU

Collapsing trachea: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=042OsjZ5Hvs

Reverse sneezing: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1UyBrb0Hhpk

Laryngeal paralysis: http://https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=075DT9lUWOk

Customer: replied 6 months ago.
I don't feel any of these videos addressed the issue. If any of the options, do they come on immediately, like one minute dog running and playing, eating drinking, then lays down on my lap and does the hack noise, again like a hair or something stuck in throat. Very intermittent, he was asleep and husband got up to do something, Rocky tail wagging, hacked and ran to get a little treat...tongue feels hot when he licks me, could be from sleeping on my chest as well...
Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 6 months ago.

Do you have or are you able to obtain a video of what you're seeing?