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Hello. My dog just recently started doing this hard swallowing thing and I am not sure if I’m just paranoid but I am very worried. It happens almost every time she swallows. It’s like she gulps after. She is a German Shepherd. She is not acting any differently but when we have tried to get her to drink soem

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Some water she almost refuses

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She is continuing to do the hard swallow thing. Very playful still but doesn’t want to drink water. Will however eat snow.
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Dog Veterinarian: DrSarah, Veterinarian replied 1 month ago
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Dog Veterinarian: DrSarah, Veterinarian replied 1 month ago

What a weird thing that she only does it with water! The few big things I think of with excess swallowing is esophagitis (inflammation of the esophagus), irritated throat, or a partial seizure (but I'd expect that to be all the time, not just when drinking water). I'd recommend seeing your vet for an oral exam and some sucralfate; it's a medicine that coats the throat and esophagus to soothe them and sticks to any ulcerations to help heal them. Usually that is enough to solve those problems. In the meantime add water to her food so she can get water without having to drink it straight.

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Dog Veterinarian: DrSarah, Veterinarian replied 1 month ago

I know it's scary, but I doubt anything major is wrong. Get to your vet when you can. Let me know if I can help in any other way! Kindly consider rating my answer; you can always get back to me with questions and updates after rating.

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How is she doing?

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