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I have a 17 year old chihuahua- he's hacking up flem &

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I have a 17...

I have a 17 year old chihuahua- he's hacking up flem & little bit of blood. my husband sprayed the yard yesterday with ortho weed b gone. Waited a couple of hours before I let the dogs out. But because he's arthritic he licks at his legs

Veterinarian's Assistant: I'm sorry to hear that. Have you looked to see if there is a wound on their foot?

Checked him for wounds & nothing

Veterinarian's Assistant: What is the Chihuahua's name?

Rudy

Veterinarian's Assistant: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Rudy?

I'm giving him Antinol & 1/4 tablet of rimadyl daily for arthritis. His last check up was 3 months ago. Strong heart & bloodwork all came back good. His vet said he's very healthy for a little old guy.

Submitted: 6 months ago.Category: Dog Veterinary
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Dog Veterinarian: PitRottMommy, Veterinary Nurse replied 6 months ago
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Dog Veterinarian: PitRottMommy, Veterinary Nurse replied 6 months ago

Are you seeing coughing or vomiting?

Is Rudy still eating and drinking well?

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Customer reply replied 6 months ago
Rudy is Not eating, he's lethargic, weak.
Hacking up a little blood. No diareah or vomiting. I am giving him pedialite, n a measured amount of liquid antacid to coat his stomach.
Dog Veterinarian: PitRottMommy, Veterinary Nurse replied 6 months ago

1) How long has it been since he ate regularly?

2) What antacid are you giving?

3) Can you share a video of the coughing? If not, does it look and sound like any of these?

Cardiac cough: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nv02RYW2TfY

Kennel cough: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZusGtj3NxcU

Collapsing trachea: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=042OsjZ5Hvs

Reverse sneezing: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1UyBrb0Hhpk

Laryngeal paralysis: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gsv5o3pP00E

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