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My dog is having stomach spasms and coughing and is gagging and spitting up mucous.he calms down for a while and then starts up again. What could this be? This happened a couple weeks ago after getting into graham crackers but today he hasn't had anything unusual to eat.

Veterinarian's Assistant: I'm sorry to hear that. Coughing can be worrying. The Expert will know what you should do. What is the dog's name?

Butch

Veterinarian's Assistant: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Butch?

He is a rescue and we got him at 13 mo. mix shepherd/lab and he is now 3 1/2. Also-he hasn't had a recent heart worm draw since he won't let the vet do it but is on preventative meds.

Submitted: 7 months ago.Category: Dog Veterinary
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Dog Veterinarian: DocPaul, Veterinarian replied 7 months ago
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Hi.

Dr. Paul Brazzell here

Happy Thanksgiving!

I wonder if this is acute gastritis or gastroenteritis.

If this has happened before then it could be secondary to inflammatory bowel disease.

Here is what we will do:

No food till noon tomorrow

Water is okay

Give Zantac at dosage of 1.0 mg/kg three times a day

IF not more vomiting/gagging then we will start with cooked hamburger and rice tomorrow

IF continues to retch and try to vomit then we will review things and decide of Butch needs to be examined tonight

Make sense?

Paul

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Dog Veterinarian: DocPaul, Veterinarian replied 7 months ago
Hi,

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

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