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My 12 year old Lhasa apso is coughing followed by gagging.

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My 12 year old Lhasa apso is coughing followed by gagging. He is not bringing anything up. His breathing seems a bit labored when sleeping. He isn't panting. It's Sunday night can this wait for tomorrow morning?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. B. replied 2 years ago.
Hello & welcome, I am Dr. B, a licensed veterinarian and I would like to help you today. I do apologize that your question was not answered before. Different experts come online at various times; I just came online, read about your wee one’s situation, and wanted to help.
Again I do apologize that my colleagues could not aid you sooner. If you would still like assistance, can you tell me:
How long has he had these signs?
Is the cough harsh or soft?
Can you take a breathing rate for me (just count his breaths for 10 seconds + multiply by 6)?
Are his gums pink or pale/white?