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Acts like he has a hairball, minpin/boston terrior dog, acts…

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Acts like he has...

Acts like he has a hairball

Veterinarian's Assistant: What sort of animal are we talking about?

Minpin/boston terrior dog

Veterinarian's Assistant: OK. I'll do all I can to help. What is wrong with the Boston terrier?

Acts like a stuck hait

Veterinarian's Assistant: What is the Boston terrier's name and age?

Acts like a stuck hairball, BigGuy his name, 8 years old

Veterinarian's Assistant: What is the Boston terrier's name?

BigGuy

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

Because of it, sometimes clear drool,slobber

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Dog Veterinarian: Sally G., Dog Training Consultant replied 8 months ago
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Hello and thank you for using this site to help you. I am sorry your question was not picked up sooner.

There are a couple of things that can cause a sound like there is a hairball stuck in the throat . One is a reverse sneeze and the other can be a collapsed trachea.

If it sounds like a dry cough as well then it is vital to have her heart checked as a heart problem will cause coughing.

I am going to direct you to a couple of links of dogs with a reverse sneeze (nothing to worry about) a collapsed trachea and one with a heart cough. The later two would need an evaluation by your Veterinarian.

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

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

Reverse sneezing: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U3L4v0W2_Sw

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Dog Veterinarian: Sally G., Dog Training Consultant replied 8 months ago
Hi Vernon,

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

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