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I have a 5 wk old miniature dachshund that is making gurgle…

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I have a 5 wk old miniature dachshund that is making gurgle noises in his throat. He is a male in a litter of three I have never heard this in any other puppies.

Veterinarian's Assistant: Thanks. Can you give me any more details about your issue?

I can feel like an air pocket in his throat. He doesn't seem to be in any distress and his lungs are clear.

Submitted: 2 years ago.Category: Dog Veterinary
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Have you noticed any regurgitation of food in this pup? The "air pocket" you've feeling might indicate a gas filled esophagus as might arise with a congenital (present at birth) megaesophagus (a ballooning out of the normally rigid esophagus) or a crichopharyngeal or esophageal achalasia - neuromuscular disorders leading to difficulty swallowing.

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