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My 11 yr old Cocker has been diagnosed with allergies, skin related mostly. Vet recommended grain free limited ingredient food. She is on American Journey lamb and sweet potato and since switching, skin issues slowly clearing. Prior to switching, she had an episode after eating, she was acting like something stuck in throat, pawing at face opening her mouth etc. It stopped , has happened maybe 3 times total. This morning I fed her. She was eating normally then raised her head like having trouble swallowing. I checked her mouth nothing in it. Started receivers face pawing and opening mouth, looked like she was choking. Shevweny

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She went to water bowl a few times but wouldn't drink

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Submitted: 7 months ago.Category: Dog Veterinary
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Hello, this is Dr. Schmidt. Thank you for using JustAnswer. Is she breathing ok? Any hives, redness, or swelling? I think because of her sensitivity, I would give her some Benadryl (1mg/lb) this afternoon and then repeat again around 8 hours later. If she continues to seem like she's having trouble, or looks worse here within the hour, I would take her to the emergency clinic for some injections to help.
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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
no swelling or hives. Just the weird face pawing and opening her mouth like She was choking.
Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Schmidt, Dog Veterinarian replied 7 months ago
If you can take her to the emergency vet this afternoon, I would do so. I worry about swelling around the face and throat causing difficulty breathing. At the very least, try to get the Benadryl into her ASAP.
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