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My puppy keeps dry reaching vomiting and coughing from the

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My puppy keeps dry reaching vomiting and coughing from the past hours see she seems okay one minute then chocking the next ?

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What breed is she?

How old is she?

Is she eating?

If not, when did she last eat?

Is she drinking?

How many vaccinations has she had?

Does she have diarrhea?

If so does it smell horrible?

Is the diarrhea reddish at all?

I she vomiting up food or mucous?



Customer: replied 5 years ago.
What breed is she? border colli cross lab
How old is she? eight weeks
Is she eating? yes

Is she drinking? yes
How many vaccinations has she had? 1
Does she have diarrhea? no

Is the diarrhea reddish at all? no
I she vomiting up food or mucous? mucous



I want you to keep a close eye on her in case she develops a loss of appetite, diarrhea or vomiting her food. One vaccination is not enough to protect her against parvovirus. Now there is treatment that is effective for parvovirus if it is caught as soon as they stop eating. It is called Tamiflu but it has to be started within 24 hours. So definitely monitor her for that.


It sounds like she may have kennel cough. Kennel cough causes coughing which in many cases progresses to vomiting of bile from the coughing. I would have your pup seen as your vet will want to start antibiotics to help prevent secondary bacterial infections. You can read about kennel cough here:


I hope this information is helpful to you.

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