Dog Veterinary

Ask a dog vet and get answers to your dog health questions

Ask a Dog Veterinarian,
Get an Answer ASAP!

My dog has the hiccups and has been coughing intermittently.

Customer Question
Hello, my dog has the...
Hello, my dog has the hiccups and has been coughing intermittently. It has been going on for about 30 minutes. It started after he started eating a grass paddy in the street while we were on our walk. We just moved to a new place and there are these grass paddys that appear to have fallen off of a landscaping vehicle. He ran towards it, took a few bites, I pulled him away, and we continued our walk, but he has been hiccuping ever since and will cough every once in a while. Does he need some treatment for this?
Submitted: 10 months ago.Category: Dog Veterinary
Show More
Show Less
Ask Your Own Dog Veterinary Question
Answered in 3 hours by:
10/2/2017
Dog Veterinarian: PitRottMommy, Veterinary Nurse replied 10 months ago
PitRottMommy
PitRottMommy, Veterinary Nurse
Category: Dog Veterinary
Satisfied Customers: 12,511
Experience: 15 yrs experience in vet med, 8 in emergency med. Founder of a non-profit animal rescue
Verified

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.

Ask Your Own Dog Veterinary Question
Dog Veterinarian: PitRottMommy, Veterinary Nurse replied 10 months ago

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

Have you witnessed any vomiting or diarrhea?

Has the hiccuping and coughing resided?

Ask Your Own Dog Veterinary Question
Customer reply replied 10 months ago
He is fine now, no vomiting or diarrhea at all, and hiccups and cough subsided shortly after I sent the message. Thank you for responding.
Dog Veterinarian: PitRottMommy, Veterinary Nurse replied 10 months ago

Sure thing. If this develops again, please let me know. I presume this probably irritated the back of his throat when he swallowed and after a period of time was able to fully clear the material from his throat. If it happens again, you might try some fibers food to "sweep" the particles down to the stomach, such as pure canned pumpkin with some soft dog food.

Good luck!

Ask Your Own Dog Veterinary Question
Dog Veterinarian: PitRottMommy, Veterinary Nurse replied 10 months ago
Hi,

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

PitRottMommy
Ask Your Own Dog Veterinary Question
Was this answer helpful?

How JustAnswer works

step-image
Describe your issueThe assistant will guide you
step-image
Chat 1:1 with a dog veterinarianLicensed Experts are available 24/7
step-image
100% satisfaction guaranteeGet all the answers you need
Ask PitRottMommy Your Own Question
PitRottMommy
PitRottMommy
PitRottMommy, Veterinary Nurse
Category: Dog Veterinary
Satisfied Customers: 12,511
12,511 Satisfied Customers
Experience: 15 yrs experience in vet med, 8 in emergency med. Founder of a non-profit animal rescue

PitRottMommy 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

904 satisfied customers

Companion animal veterinarian practicing for over 10 years.

Dr. Andy

Dr. Andy

Medical Director

16,499 satisfied customers

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

Dr Scott Nimmo

Dr Scott Nimmo

Dog Veterinarian

10,818 satisfied customers

BVMS, MRCVS. { Glasgow UK }

Dr. Gary

Dr. Gary

Dog Veterinarian

10,089 satisfied customers

DVM, Emergency Veterinarian, BS (Physiology)

Dr. Bruce

Dr. Bruce

Veterinarian

9,808 satisfied customers

15 years of experience as a small animal veterinarian

Dr. Scott

Dr. Scott

Veterinarian

9,615 satisfied customers

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

Rebecca

Rebecca

Dog Veterinarian

8,947 satisfied customers

More than 30 years of companion animal practice.

< Previous | Next >

Related Dog Veterinary Questions
My dog won't walk for me, her mother. For me, she mostly
My dog won't walk for me, her mother. For me, she mostly lies down or sits. … read more
Dr. Joey
Dr. Joey
Veterinarian
Post-Doctoral Degree
1,712 satisfied customers
New cockapoo male puppy, we've had him for one week, he is
New cockapoo male puppy, we've had him for one week, he is 13wks old. One night it sounded like he was hiccuping intermittently all night long, the next night it sounded like he was piggy snorting int… read more
Rebecca
Rebecca
Dog Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
8,947 satisfied customers
7 month old puppy outside playing with another puppy, after
7 month old puppy outside playing with another puppy, after gluping down water she started with a gag reflex or a hiccup and started eating grass and trying to throw up. She is resting right now buy s… read more
Dr. Gabby
Dr. Gabby
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
4,408 satisfied customers
I have a 15 yr old lab. Male that is coughing and gaging.
I have a 15 yr old lab. Male that is coughing and gaging. Bark is ok. Has been putting on weight. We have wood chips in landscaping and he eats grass. … read more
Dr. Peter
Dr. Peter
Doctors Degree
14,328 satisfied customers
Am ***** *****. My dog has trouble breathing when he gets
Hi, am ***** *****. My dog has trouble breathing when he gets excited...really heavy panting/gasping, sounds very hollow. He is 12 and doesn't get as much exercise as he should... Want to walk him mor… read more
Dr. B.
Dr. B.
Veterinary Degree (BVMS)
3,485 satisfied customers
Dear Dr. Kris, I think our dog, a 27 pound pit mix ate a 2x5
Dear Dr. Kris, I think our dog, a 27 pound pit mix ate a 2x5 inch piece of her fleece bedding where she had gotten sick on it. That night she threw up again. The next day she had very little appetite … read more
Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin
Veterinarian
DVM
3 satisfied customers
Hello, My 8 year old maltese recently got ill and we took
Hello, My 8 year old maltese recently got ill and we took him to the vet. The vet ran his blood work, and re-hydrated him with liquids as he has had decreased appetite for a few days. The blood work s… read more
Dr. Jay Mawhinney
Dr. Jay Mawhinney
Emergency Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
1,990 satisfied customers
I have my mothers 4 year old pappillion...we are in Florida,
I have my mothers 4 year old pappillion...we are in Florida, he has a cough which only occurs after he eats....4 days ago when walking he was eating grass, could it be something to do with that. his n… read more
CriticalCareVet
CriticalCareVet
Veterinary Specialist
Doctoral Degree
57,087 satisfied customers
My almost..gagging..coughs, clear fluid comes out of her mouth.
Do I need to worry?? My almost 3 year old Pomapoo, Molly, has developed a cough that started yesterday. It's a gagging sounding cough, like something is stuck in her throat. When she coughs, clear flu… read more
ER Vet
ER Vet
Medical Director
VMD
1,676 satisfied customers
My 2 yr old XXXXX XXXXX cross Poodle dog is behaving very
My 2 yr old XXXXX XXXXX cross Poodle dog is behaving very strangely suddenly. On the way for a walk he was fine and on the way back he started pulling very strongly towards home. We rushed home with h… read more
Dr. Drew
Dr. Drew
Emergency/Critical Care Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
9,712 satisfied customers
my dog has been spooked by something on his normal walk route
my dog has been spooked by something on his normal walk route and now will not go out. he does not seen his normal self. this happened 4 day ago… read more
Dr. JD
Dr. JD
veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
1,402 satisfied customers
Dear Peter you may get this question twice, somehow went to health.
Question for Dr. Pete Melbourne. Dear XXXXX you may get this question twice, somehow went to health. I would appreciate your advice on a situation I did not handle very well today. Charliegirl gets on… read more
Dr Pete
Dr Pete
Bachelor's Degree
1,334 satisfied customers
My 50lb pit bull mix age 8 just had accidental injury coming
My 50lb pit bull mix age 8 just had accidental injury coming down stairs and ran into railing. She has not been able to walk down stairs for the past 3 and half days and we took her to vet today. They… read more
Dr. Peter
Dr. Peter
Doctors Degree
14,328 satisfied customers
Border Collie: three year old..that was full of life and very healthy
Our dog was a three year old Border Collie that was full of life and very healthy. Yesterday, my husband took the dog over to visit the dog's mother in the country. The dog's mother is at my husband's… read more
Dr. Gary
Dr. Gary
Dog Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
10,089 satisfied customers
Our 9 year old yellow lab threw up his entire dog food breakfast
Our 9 year old yellow lab threw up his entire dog food breakfast about an hour after eating this morning. Before throwing up, he ate a lot of grass from the back yard. All I saw in the vomit was dog f… read more
Dr. Peter
Dr. Peter
Doctors Degree
14,328 satisfied customers
puppy: has been gagging and then sometimes coughing up clear flem
Our 7 month old puppy has been gagging and then sometimes coughing up clear flem. This has been happening for the past 4 months. It does not happen everyday, maybe just four times a week. When I looke… read more
Dr. Susan
Dr. Susan
3,828 satisfied customers
westie: my 10 mo old..he began acting aggresively at a new..calm down
I was walking my 10 mo old westie when he began acting aggresively at a new for sale sign across the street. He hardly ever barks, but he began barking and then ran towards my door. This is was 6 hour… read more
DocPaul
DocPaul
Doctoral Degree
718 satisfied customers
Australian Shepherd: month old..his Rabies & heartworm shots
We have a 6 month old Australian Shepherd that we have had since he was 9 wks old, we think he is 'papered' but have not received the papers yet, not a problem, but the problem is this.....since he ca… read more
Dr. Christian K.
Dr. Christian K.
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
7,725 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