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Type your Dog Veterinary question here. I have a mini male dachs 7 yrs old and over the last few monh she has been experiencing episodes where it sounds as though is is chokig on something. Our local vet sair it was a "reverse sneeze" but benadryl and zyrtec have not really helped. He eats and pees but does not play with his toys as much and he does wag his tail as much and seems a bit more subdued recently. He had a normal CXR. What else could be going on? Are we missing something? He will often wak me in the middle of he night or 1st thing in the morning with this "hacking" which started originally with him eating certain things and food which we thought he ate too fast. Any ideas or suggestions? Thank you.
Rae Kennedy
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  CriticalCareVet replied 5 years ago.
Welcome to JustAnswer! I am a licensed veterinarian and specialist and will do my best to assist you today!

1) Does the episode you are seeing look or sound like this - CLICK HERE


2) Does the episode you are seeing look or sound like this - CLICK HERE


Customer: replied 5 years ago.
What can I do if \benadryl and zyrtec don't work?
Expert:  CriticalCareVet replied 5 years ago.
Hi there,

I am glad you replied! I was concerned you could not view the question.

If Benadryl and Zyrtec do not work, steroids are the very common next step, with Prednisone being the most common form used.

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