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I have an older dog who is almost 10. I've noticed the last…

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Hi, I have an older dog who is almost 10. I've noticed the last few days that she has had a sniffle and has been dry heaving. Nothing comes up.

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

Just what I've already mentioned. She's been eating and drinking normally.

Veterinarian's Assistant: Where does the dog seem to hurt?

She doesn't

Veterinarian's Assistant: Can you see anything that looks wrong or different?

No

Veterinarian's Assistant: OK. Nothing visually obvious. Is the dog eating normally?

Yes, she normally eats dry food. I was thinking maybe since she's been getting older she needed softer food so I've been giving her some of that too

Veterinarian's Assistant: OK. No appetite problems. What is the dog's name?

Roxy

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

She was recently boarded for 2 nights and is up to date on all of her shots.

Submitted: 8 months ago.Category: Dog Veterinary
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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian replied 8 months ago
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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian replied 8 months ago

I'm sorry that your question wasn't answered in a timely manner. Please let me know if you still need help. May I have an update on Roxy, please?

"Sniffling" suggests a rhinitis which could indicate an upper respiratory infection contracted while boarding. Dry heaving, however, isn't pathognomonic (specifically indicative) of any one particular disorder.

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