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Dry retching. Small dog. Sporadically for last 5 hrs.

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Dry retching. Small dog. Sporadically for last 5 hrs. Occurring during and right after movement Stomach doesn't appear to be distended.
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. What is the dog's name and age?
Customer: Appr. age 3. Just found in my neighborhood and haven't name
JA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Appr?
Customer: Appr. is not the name but abv. for approximate
Submitted: 7 months ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Deb replied 7 months ago.

Hello, I'm Dr. Deb and will do my best to help you today.

I'm sorry for this concern about your dog.

It's often difficult to tell the difference between vomiting and coughing and retching can sometimes be associated with either one. If you had to speculate, which do you think he's doing: coughing or trying to vomit?

Is he producing any mucous or white phlegm?

Is he eating and keeping it down?

Thanks, Deb