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1- Is he vomiting after hacking/coughing or does he vomit without coughing?
2- How much does he weigh?
3- Is he on any medications?
1- Is it fair to say that the vomiting is usually after or during an episodes of hacking/gagging?
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Friend, it sounds like your dog is suffering from a collapsing trachea; this is when the rings around the trachea collapse and the dog will hack/gag to open it up. When drinking if they drink fast this can also cause the gagging/hacking. This is what you can try:
1- Raise his drinking bowl on to a small stool so it forces him to raise his head when drinking.
2- Start him on Robitussin DM (cough) 1/2 teaspoon every 6-8 hours. You can buy Robitussin DM over the counter in any pharmacy.
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