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7month puppy. Coughs after drinking water outside from water

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7month puppy. Coughs after drinking water outside from water fountain.
Wonder why
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Jerry Swetnam replied 1 year ago.
Hi there this is Dr. Scott. Sorry to hear that Audry Hepburn s coughing after drinking outside. I can't say for sure but one possibility is she is not swallowing correctly simply has not learned to do so. Swallowing involves a specific event to transfer into esophagus. Besides a learning issue, it may also be a neurological issue or anatomical issue. Ask your veterinarian to do a orophayngeal and neurological exam to determine. Giver Audry Hepburns breed she may have a very small pasage way.My advice is to limit her exposure to the fountain as it could lead to her aspirating some material into her lungs. This could lead to pneumonia which could be very serious. Good Luck!Dr. Scott