Dog Veterinary

Ask a Dog Vet and Get Answers to Your Dog Health Questions

Ask a Dog Veterinarian,
Get an Answer ASAP!

Dog Veterinary

We have a 6 mo old Yorkie/ Chihuahua who has been coughing

Customer Question
and retching since yesterday afternoon...
We have a 6 mo old Yorkie/ Chihuahua who has been coughing and retching since yesterday afternoon. He is otherwise normal, eating, drinking, friendly.
Submitted: 1 year ago.Category: Dog Veterinary
Show More
Show Less
Ask Your Own Dog Veterinary Question
Customer reply replied 1 year ago
Just wondering if this is an emergency or if we can take him to the vet later today.
Answered in 1 hour by:
11/17/2016
Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Peter, Veterinarian replied 1 year ago
Dr. Peter
Dr. Peter, Veterinarian
Category: Dog Veterinary
Satisfied Customers: 31,374
Experience: 16 years of internal medicine, surgery, and preventive care.
Verified

Hi, I'm Dr. Peter. Welcome to JustAnswer. I'm reviewing your question now, and will post back with your reply ASAP.

Ask Your Own Dog Veterinary Question
Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Peter, Veterinarian replied 1 year ago

Welcome and thanks for asking your question. My name is***** am sorry for the delay in response. If you would like to continue can you please answer a few questions so that I can be well informed and give you the best advice.

1- Is he gagging/hacking like if something was stuck in his throat?

Ask Your Own Dog Veterinary Question
Customer reply replied 1 year ago
Hi - I only see one question but yes it does seem like it might be something stuck in his throat. He is not gagging all the time, but every few minutes. He is also swallowing frequently. We have looked and can't see anything in his throat. He eagerly eats small treats (really just pieces of our older dog's kibble) if we give them to him, so he is able to swallow normally. His demeanor and energy level are normal.
Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Peter, Veterinarian replied 1 year ago

I am sorry that you are having this problem with your dog. The hacking/retching you are describing is consistent with an upper respiratory infection. Basically, he has a dog cold. The forceful hacking/gagging is secondary to the inflammation in the upper airway and often will lead to vomiting. This can be caused by viruses or bacteria. This is not an emergency, but, I would have him checked by your family veterinarian, he may need oral antibiotics. In the meantime, you can start him on Robitussin DM (cough) 1/4 teaspoon every 6 hours. You can buy Robitussin DM (cough) over the counter in any pharmacy. Do Not buy sugar-free.

My goal is to provide you with excellent service - I hope I've provided the information you were seeking, if you feel you have received anything less, please reply back as I am happy to address follow-up questions. Kindly rate me when you are done.

Dr. Peter

Ask Your Own Dog Veterinary Question
Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Peter, Veterinarian replied 12 months ago
Hi,

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

Dr. Peter
Ask Your Own Dog Veterinary Question
Ask Dr. Peter Your Own Question
Dr. Peter
Dr. Peter
Dr. Peter, Veterinarian
Category: Dog Veterinary
Satisfied Customers: 31,374
31,374 Satisfied Customers
Experience: 16 years of internal medicine, surgery, and preventive care.

Dr. Peter is online now

A new question is answered every 9 seconds

How JustAnswer works:

  • Ask an ExpertExperts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional AnswerVia email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site. Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction GuaranteeRate the answer you receive.

JustAnswer in the News:

Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.

What Customers are Saying:

It was so professional, so personally concerned (as we were) and you answered all of our questions. George and I are so happy that I found "JustAnswer" on my Google search -- you are now in my "Favorites" list! And, yes we do love our kitty - she makes our life complete!

Bev & GeorgeBoca Raton, FL

Wonderful service, prompt, efficient, and accurate. Couldn't have asked for more. I cannot thank you enough for your help.

Mary C.Freshfield, Liverpool, UK

This expert is wonderful. They truly know what they are talking about, and they actually care about you. They really helped put my nerves at ease. Thank you so much!!!!

AlexLos Angeles, CA

Thank you for all your help. It is nice to know that this service is here for people like myself, who need answers fast and are not sure who to consult.

GPHesperia, CA

I couldn't be more satisfied! This is the site I will always come to when I need a second opinion.

JustinKernersville, NC

Just let me say that this encounter has been entirely professional and most helpful. I liked that I could ask additional questions and get answered in a very short turn around.

EstherWoodstock, NY

Thank you so much for taking your time and knowledge to support my concerns. Not only did you answer my questions, you even took it a step further with replying with more pertinent information I needed to know.

RobinElkton, Maryland

< Previous | Next >

Meet the Experts:

Dr. Debbie

Dr. Debbie

Dog Veterinarian

902 satisfied customers

Companion animal veterinarian practicing for over 10 years.

Dr. Andy

Dr. Andy

Medical Director

16,087 satisfied customers

UC Davis graduate, emphasis in dermatology, internal medicine, pain management

Dr. Gary

Dr. Gary

Dog Veterinarian

9,949 satisfied customers

DVM, Emergency Veterinarian, BS (Physiology)

Dr Scott Nimmo

Dr Scott Nimmo

Dog Veterinarian

9,704 satisfied customers

BVMS, MRCVS. { Glasgow UK }

Dr. Scott

Dr. Scott

Veterinarian

9,615 satisfied customers

15 years of small animal, equine and pocket pet medicine and surgery.

Dr. Bruce

Dr. Bruce

Veterinarian

8,945 satisfied customers

15 years of experience as a small animal veterinarian

Rebecca

Rebecca

Dog Veterinarian

7,442 satisfied customers

More than 30 years of companion animal practice.

< Previous | Next >

Related Dog Veterinary Questions
My 2 yr old Chihuahua ate the 16 year olds Chihuahua
Hi my 2 yr old Chihuahua ate the 16 year olds Chihuahua medication … read more
divealot1
divealot1
DVM
6 satisfied customers
My chihuahua was given liquid amoxicillin to treat an
my chihuahua was given liquid amoxicillin to treat an infection in his teeth. this was on wednesday. i've noticed that he started looking a little bloated. he's been active..still eating and drinking,… read more
Dr. B.
Dr. B.
Veterinary Degree (BVMS)
3,439 satisfied customers
We have a 9 wk old puppy that won't eat his kibble and
We have a 9 wk old puppy that won't eat his kibble and hasn't pooped in two days. He'll eat some chicken baby food that we've mixed in, but leaves the dry food in the bowl. We're travelling home with … read more
Dr. B.
Dr. B.
Veterinary Degree (BVMS)
3,439 satisfied customers
She wasn't eating her kibble so we started her on Stella &
She wasn't eating her kibble so we started her on Stella & Chewy's chicken patties (freeze dried). I mix with water. She seems to be constipated - pooping only 1-2 times a day (as compared to 4+ befor… read more
Dr. B.
Dr. B.
Veterinary Degree (BVMS)
3,439 satisfied customers
I think my 19 lb dog ate 1 mucin eggs DM tablet. Opal that
Opal that she is a rescue animal that was found on the street and my vet guess that she has no older than a year and a half. She did this right after eating her breakfast … read more
Dr. G.
Dr. G.
Veterinarian
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
1,596 satisfied customers
2 year old yorkie. have switched her to very tiny kibble and
2 year old yorkie. have switched her to very tiny kibble and she is not chewing it. found blood in her stool and how she is bleeding from her anus when she attempts to defecate. could she have hemmorh… read more
Dr. Peter
Dr. Peter
Veterinarian
31,374 satisfied customers
She has a piece of kibble stuck in her lungs - I think.
She has a piece of kibble stuck in her lungs - I think … read more
DocPaul
DocPaul
Doctoral Degree
663 satisfied customers
My dog ate 3 mucinex dm pills and I am not sure on how many
My dog ate 3 mucinex dm pills and I am not sure on how many of he Walgreens allergy relief pills and some cough drops … read more
Dr. Peter
Dr. Peter
Veterinarian
31,374 satisfied customers
My 12 yr old female has DM and has not been able to keep
Hi,. ,my 12 yr old female has DM and has not been able to keep boiled chicken and rice down since fri night. Her temp was then 105+ which I got down with wet cloths on paws and around ears. I hadn't c… read more
Dr. B.
Dr. B.
Veterinary Degree (BVMS)
3,439 satisfied customers
I ask my son in law to pick up some children's Robitussin DM
I ask my son in law to pick up some children's Robitussin DM for my Boxer that has bronchitis. He brought me Robitussin Cough and Cold. The listed active ingredients are Chlorpheniramine maleate and D… read more
Dr. Kara
Dr. Kara
Doctoral Degree
5,376 satisfied customers
Robitussin DM for dry non-productive cough. Susi coughing
Robitussin DM for dry non-productive cough. Susi coughing incessantly for hours. In RV not close to anything for at least 7 hours. Can she have this?… read more
Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin
Veterinarian
DVM
3 satisfied customers
My 13-yr-old corgi has DM with weak back legs; however, he
hi! my 13-yr-old corgi has DM with weak back legs; however, he also has skin allergies being treated with apoquel, but he still has skin problems despite it. i understand prednisone might help his ski… read more
Dr. John
Dr. John
Veterinarian
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
5,046 satisfied customers
He will not eat his kibble anymore. Now cooking chicken
He will not eat his kibble anymore. Now cooking chicken breast/thighs(all boned & skinned) he won't eat this either … read more
divealot1
divealot1
DVM
6 satisfied customers
I think my dog is end stage dm...her back legs don't work...
I think my dog is end stage dm...her back legs don't work... she takes 300mg gabepentin at night... can i add acepromazine to keep her comfortable? … read more
Denise Cudiamat
Denise Cudiamat
Veterinarian
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
341 satisfied customers
Yesterday my Chihuahua choked on a chicken treat. II
Yesterday my Chihuahua choked on a chicken treat. II massaged her thoat at the time and she seemed to be able to breathe without difficulty however she threw up several times. What she expelled was wh… read more
Dr. B.
Dr. B.
Veterinary Degree (BVMS)
3,439 satisfied customers
Why is my dog not eating? I feed him kibble mixed with
Why is my dog not eating? I feed him kibble mixed with cooked extra lean ground beef. Has eaten very little in the last few days and yesterday nothing at all for the entire day including this morning … read more
Dr. B.
Dr. B.
Veterinary Degree (BVMS)
3,439 satisfied customers
My boxer was eating her kibble and started making a snorting
My boxer was eating her kibble and started making a snorting sound. She is breathing but will occasionally stop and resort back to the snorting. Now she is panting. … read more
Dr. B.
Dr. B.
Veterinary Degree (BVMS)
3,439 satisfied customers
My 10.5 year old Boxer has DM and s deteriorating quickly.
My 10.5 year old Boxer has DM and s deteriorating quickly. His back end is weak and he has some trouble walking. He is still eating welll and eliminating outdoors, although he does so as he walks. How… read more
Chelsea Schwarb
Chelsea Schwarb
Doctorate Veterinary Medicine
27 satisfied customers
Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Show MoreShow Less

Ask Your Question

x