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My six year old male yellow lab has been coughing up liquids

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My six year old male yellow lab has been coughing up liquids this morning. He is coughing up clear liquid with bright white foam. He had been dong this off and on for about an hour when he then coughed up brown grass and rabbit poop ( we have a rabbit problem in our back yard that we've been working on).
He has never been kenneled, and doesn't go to dog parks, however we did take him to the Oregon coast 3 days ago where there were dogs running on the beach.
My question is how long do we keep an eye on him before we should be concerned and take him into the vet?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Ellie replied 1 year ago.

Since he is not able to hold water down, I recommend having him looked at today if you can get in. Your vet may be able to get you in for a same day appointment so I recommend calling and letting them know what is going on with your dog and see if they will be accommodate a same day appointment. If your vet is not able to get you in, your next option would be to go to an emergency vet for evaluation. Some places are open 24 hours and will be able to see your dog during the day but others are only open after hours, when general practitioners are closed. If they are unable to see your dog today, your veterinarian's office can recommend an alternative.

Let me know if you have any further questions or concerns.

Expert:  Dr. Ellie replied 1 year ago.

I'm just following up on our conversation about Barley. How is everything going?

Dr. Ellie