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my dog keeps wheezing, and gagging, and it keeps getting w

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my dog keeps wheezing, and gagging, and it keeps getting worse.
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Andy replied 5 years ago.

Dr. Andy :

Hello,

Dr. Andy :

At this age, this is strongly suggestive of a upper respiratory infection.

Dr. Andy :

You can't delay! This could easily progress into a bronchitis or bad pneumonia.

Dr. Andy :

In addition, this is usually due to a underlying bacterial infection, and not a virus. Very important to get her into a vet, who will almost definitely recommend starting a oral antibiotic like doxycycline or clavamox. Also, depending on how the lungs sound, it is possible they may also suggest a chest x-ray.

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Good Luck

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