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Hello- Trevor saw the vet about three days after it started. He took an xray to check for possible blockage and saw none. He said a cough and gagging were esentially the same. Trevor has had some strange eating behavior. It seemed like he was afraid to eat because it stimulated gagging. Then he stopped eating for two days. I think he may have lost his sense of smell because he rejected food after coming near to it. I tried putting a morsel behind his lips and that made him want to eat. I give him very little pieces to try to cut down on the gagging. He drinks normally.
Lately when I walk him I am carefull to not pull the leash. Sometimes he goes without a leash in the back yard.
The Prilosec seemed to work for the first three days but this am it was quite severe B.
Hello- To answer your questions:
There is no issue from the gagging. It sounds almost like a person trying to clear the back of nasel passages.
Tight leash restraint causes it- but so does almost everything- getting up, eating, getting exctited etc etc.
After a session of gagging usually lasting 5-15 seconds he cowers, looks up fearfully as if he expects not to be able to breath in the next second. He calms with petting and reassurance. He is no longer fine at any time. This is terrible!!!
He doesn't vomit but he has had some loose stools- probably from the prylosec. He does not pant, he still likes to walk, he has no heartworm. B
PS Is there anyone on this list who is a vet or specialist?