Explore answers about Snoring

I'm back with more Buddy problems but this seems very

I'm back with more Buddy problems but this seems very serious. Last visit Buddy had been put on 5 mg prednisone 2 X daily then tapered for a month dosage. First day was OK in fact he was more his old self (this was just one pill), second day he slowed down considerably and yesterday he was just OK UNTIL last night when he began hyperventilating in the extreme after a bout of very loud cackling in the lungs for a period of time. You could hear him all over the room. He then got up and began pacing and breathing very rapidly. Nothing we did helped and he wouldn't let us do much. after about an hour of this he did ly down and seemed quieter. Thinking he had settled (usually after he lys down for the night his desperation gets more regular, but just got up to find him lying beside my bed still breathing in very rapid short, jerky, shallow breaths. Could this be a reaction to the prednisone, if so what should we do. It's 5 in the morning, Sunday when no Veternarian is available to take him to and if we did ,.... well, we simply do not know how to handle this or if it can be handled. I need your advice.

Read more

Dr. Michael Salkin

Veterinarian

DVM

41,966 satisfied customers
My pug is weak, she has not eaten, nor drank water, she

My pug is weak , she has not eaten , nor drank water, she hasn't gone restroom and she is breathing but it sounds like there is something in her throatJA: I'm sorry to hear that. The Veterinarian will know if your dog will be able to digest that. What is the dog's name and age?Customer: It sounds congestedJA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about your dog?Customer: Her name is ***** ***** is 5 months

Read more

Dr. Michael Salkin

Veterinarian

DVM

41,966 satisfied customers
Since you know about Buddy's situation I would like you to

Since you know about Buddy's situation I would like you to evaluate this but if you aren't available perhaps another could read your recent advice and give us some help.Buddy has had two diverse diagnosis: one, heart failure by a new Vet who doesn't know him well and secondly, pulmonary distress by his seasoned Vet of 7 years. Presently he is taking 20 mg of zyntex, an anti inflammatory and a medication to keep his ph in line due to a bladder stone operation.He seemingly was getting back to his more normal behavior, showing interest in things he loves: eating well (that's still OK) and sleeping well but last night he acted very differently wanting to go outside then coming back in only to want to go out again and when he was out just lying on the cement of the patio. Inside he paced and panted not wanting treats or to be petting. This went on for a couple to three hours. I lay down on the couch when he had one of his rare moments of laying down himself but he soon got up. He seemed to think I was asleep and went back to his pacing but quietly with no sharp bark as he had been doing like he didn't want to disturb me.I fell asleep and when I woke this morning he was sleeping. His breathing seemed rattlly rough and like we might sound with a cold or bronchial problem. When he got up to go outside to pee he appeared disoriented going to the opposite end of the patio not knowing how to get back inside. He does have cataracts so can't see well, if at all but is able to follow our voice well. Mike called to him many times with him seemingly unable to discern where he was but he finally did make it back inside and is laying down again.The only thing we did yesterday was cut the dosage of Zyntex in half due to his sleeping so much otherwise he ate well and had his other medication.What is your evaluation of what I have told you. His regular Vet is on vacation this week and I hate to bring another one into the mix but we are thinking he needs to go to the clinic this morning. Your thoughts please?

Read more

Dr. Michael Salkin

Veterinarian

DVM

41,966 satisfied customers
Making a cough\gagging noise and something that sounds like

Making a cough\gagging noise and something that sounds like she is snoringJA: I'll do all I can to help. What is wrong with the dog?Customer: Making a cough\gagging noise and something that sounds like she is snoringJA: Where does the dog seem to hurt?Customer: Not that I can tellJA: OK. No obvious pain. Can you see anything that looks wrong or different?Customer: No but she does choke more on her foodJA: Coughing can be worrying. The Veterinarian will know what you should do. What is the dog's name and age?Customer: Rosie and about 7 and she does have a herniaJA: How old is Rosie?Customer: About 7JA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Rosie?Customer: She has a hernia

Read more

Dr. Meghan Denney

Doctor of Veterinary Medicine

Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine

1,566 satisfied customers
Continuing with the same issue for our Buddy, two Vets one

Continuing with the same issue for our Buddy, two Vets one said heart the other said it wasn't, We checked out the Dog Cardiologists in our area and found horrid reviews on every singe facility even to pets dying due to the care or lack there of so we decided to continue with our Vet of 7 years (who knows Buddy well) whose facility does the ultra sounds and Ekgs etc. He is confident this is a pulmonary issue such as chronic bronchial problems tied in with Buddy's allergies. He discontinued the heart medication of the other Vet and the diuretic. Buddy has appeared to improve and people say he's back to his old self now. His labored breathing has improved dramatically and he shows interest in things he always enjoyed once again.Dr Hess put him on Zyrtec (20 mg a day) and continues the anti-inflammatory for the leg the other Vet appears to have injured in treating him. He sleeps well, snoring has lessened to just a slight rumble on occasion that you can't hear unless you are very quiet. He normally is eager now for his walks and yesterday didn't want to come home so got an extra long walk but he moved very slowly and this morning he wasn't excited to go and only went to the corner before he wanted to come home. My son said his one leg (the injured on) was trembling as he walked so he "thinks" his lack of interest is because of the leg.Your opinion would be again appreciated and I have a mother question about the Syrtec antihistamine. Are there any serious side effects connected with the drug and will long term usage be safe? Thank you.

Read more

Dr. Michael Salkin

Veterinarian

DVM

41,966 satisfied customers
He has woken up the last two mornings gagging and almost

He has woken up the last two mornings gagging and almost like he is trying to clear his throat. He is drinking and eating fine.JA: I'm sorry to hear that. Coughing can be worrying. The Veterinarian will know what you should do. What is the dog's name and age?Customer: Duke 14 yrsJA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Duke?Customer: His bark has been hoarse for several months

Read more

Dr. B.

Veterinary Degree (BVMS)

32,936 satisfied customers
My dog cannot breathe. I took her to a Banfield clinic, but

My dog cannot breathe. I took her to a Banfield clinic, but I think the vet must have been inexperienced because she tried to tell me nothing was wrong with my dog since their was no sign of blood or green discharge. She is getting worse! It's as if she has snorted something up her nose. She sneezes and snorts constantly and her breathing sounds labored and always sounds like she's snoring. Her eyes are watery and a clear discharge from her nose. Her body feels warm now and she's been uncomfortable for a week now! This is different than reverse sneezing, because she's had that in the past and I can tell the difference. She still has an appetite. Help! What can I do? Neither one of us are getting much sleep.

Read more

Dr. B.

Veterinary Degree (BVMS)

32,936 satisfied customers
My dog was doing what sounded like reverse sneeze off and on

my dog was doing what sounded like reverse sneeze off and on last night for about 2 hours. noticed it one again this afternoon but then she vomited a bit after she ate. it looked like clear liquid with a little un-chewed kibble in it. Should I take her to the vet? doesn't seem overly lethargicJA: I'm sorry to hear that. This sounds like it might be serious. I'll let the Veterinarian know what's going on ASAP. Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about your dog?Customer: she had stomach issues about 2 weeks ago and was on a chicken/rice diet

Read more

Dr. Kara

Doctoral Degree

26,486 satisfied customers
My ten month old pit has a cough, is having sneezing

My ten month old pit bull has a cough, is having sneezing attacks, feels warm, has a dry nose, and is very tired all day. Should I take her to the vet?

Read more

Dr. Gabby

Veterinarian

Doctoral Degree

17,394 satisfied customers
View more snoring questions
Questions you might consider asking
  • Hi, my pug was totally fine this morning and right now is making some like snoring sounds when she breathes like something is stuck on her troat, should i take her to the vet? Shes acting normal is just that sound though
  • I adopted a little chiuaua 6 months ago and she has always made like a snoring sound even while awake now she is acting like she is coughing up a hair ball but nothing is coming up should i be concerned
  • My dog just threw up light brown vomit.. With some grass and slight blotch of red (thinking its blood). After vomiting he drank wAter and ate some treat I gave him. He wants to play with the ball and he is snoring right now. Is he okay?
In The News