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She's making weird noises when she's breathing. I wasn't

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Hi! She's making weird noises when she's breathing. I wasn't sure if she was choking but she seems to be ok. Do you know what could be the problem?
JA: I'll do all I can to help. Coughing can be worrying. The Veterinarian will know what you should do. What is the dog's name and age?
Customer: Zoey, she'll be 1 next week
JA: How old is Zoey?
Customer: She's turning 1 next week
JA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Zoey?
Customer: No, last time I took her to the vet they said she was healthy and that she might have allergies
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. B. replied 1 year ago.

Hello & welcome, I am Dr. B, a licensed veterinarian. I do apologize that your question was not answered before now, but different experts do come online at different times. Anyway, I have just come online, read about your situation and wanted to help.

How long has she has these signs?

Are her gums pink or pale/white?

Does it seem like she is coughing, retching, or clearing her throat?

Can you take a breathing rate for me (just count her breaths for 10 seconds + multiply that number by 6)?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Her gums are not that color. She hasn't really been coughing or clearing her throat. She just started showing these signs since late last night but she hasn't been doing it since. I still don't know if they are completely gone though. She's at a grooming appointment right now, so once I bring her back then I will take her breathing rate.
Thank you
Expert:  Dr. B. replied 1 year ago.

Hi again,

If you can check that, that would be grand. As well, if her gums are pigmented then you can roll her eyelid down to check and make sure its pink.

Speak to you later,

Dr. B.