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this afternoon my Labrador suddenly made snorking noises, I…

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this afternoon my Labrador suddenly...
this afternoon my Labrador suddenly made snorking noises, I thought it was because she inhaled some water. She seemed quite anxious too, but I calmed her down and she seemed fine again. Then at teatime, after she had her food, it happened again. I calmed her down again, but later it happened again. It is as if she is trying to get rid of a lump in her troat, as if you would if you had a bad cold. What can it be and do I need to take her to a vet?
Submitted: 8 years ago.Category: Dog
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Dog Specialist: Terri Riba, Healthcare Expert replied 8 years ago
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Hello,

Is she doing this?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lG5k9XVlh3c

Is she eating?

Thanks,

Terri

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Customer reply replied 8 years ago
Yeah, it looks a bit like that, and she eats. When she is calm, she is fine, and happy, but when the "attack" comes, she seems frightened by it too.
Dog Specialist: Terri Riba, Healthcare Expert replied 8 years ago

Dear friend,

 

I am sorry you are worried.

What you are witnessing is a reverse sneeze. It is NOT serious.

Its similar to a human clearing their throat.

You can read about this here:

 

 

 

http://www.petplace.com/dogs/reverse-sneezing-in-dogs/page1.aspx

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lG5k9XVlh3c

 

Check inside her mouth for a stuck item or any abnormalities.

Give her bread to eat and soft foods.

 

If this continues she can have one mg per lb of benedryl:

 

http://www.petplace.com/drug-library/diphenhydramine-benadryl/page1.aspx

 

Please let me know how she is doing.

I hope she will be just fine.

 

Warmest best wishes,

 

Terri

 

 

 

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