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My dog has been reverse sneezing (I think) consistently for

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Hi, my dog has been reverse sneezing (I think) consistently for the past 8 hours. He started with sneezing and gagging but now is just breathing with spasms every few seconds with a few pauses in between.
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. Coughing can be worrying. The Expert will know what you should do. What is the dog's name and age?
Customer: Dagger and is 6 years old
JA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Dagger?
Customer: Well I've never heard him breath like this before. Also, he lives in Africa so he eats differently- either small fish or butcher Scraps cooked off the bone with rice and broth
Submitted: 1 month ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 1 month ago.

Hello, JACustomer. I have been a Veterinary Nurse for over 15 years and would be happy to help you today. I'm reviewing your question right now.

Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 1 month ago.

I am very sorry to see that no one has reached out to you before now. How is your companion at this time?

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

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
He's calmed down but every few minutes will have a spout of breathing spasms.
Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 1 month ago.

Can you share a video of them? If not, does it look similar to 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

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
it won't let me send a video for some reason. But it's more of slight spasms which sound like he's just sucking in air rapidly. He will occasionally sneeze or gag/cough.
Customer: replied 1 month ago.
I don't want a phone call.
Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 1 month ago.

There is an attachment function on the page that should allow you to post pictures and video. If it fails to load, the files are likely too large. You can also use websites like Imgur.com and youtube.com to upload pictures and video respectively. Once this is done, a set of links will appear. You can then post the link back and I can access them.

Did it look like any of the videos attached above?