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Dr. Michael Salkin
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Experience:  University of California at Davis graduate veterinarian with 45 years of experience
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My dog is gagging but not throwing up she is a pom and has

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My dog is gagging but not throwing up she is a pom and has been doing it for a few hours - her breathing seems fine we have tried to look in her mouth but imposible
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  Camille-Mod replied 2 years ago.
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Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 2 years ago.
Aloha! You're speaking with Dr. Michael Salkin
I'm sorry that your question wasn't answered in a timely manner. Such gagging may be an important symptom but isn't pathognomonic (specifically indicative) of any one disorder. It can represent simple irritation in Krystal's naso- or oropharynx ("back of her throat"), infection such as infectious tracheobronchitis ("kennel cough"), or perhaps GI distress causing gastroesophageal reflux (GERD, acid reflux, heartburn).
If Krystal has already remissed, there's no need to pursue a diagnosis. If she has continued to gag or, indeed, worsened or new symptoms have arisen, it would be prudent to have her vet take a look. Her vet can sedate Krystal so that a thorough exam of the back of her throat can be made. It frustrates me that I can't be more specific for you from here. I, too, would need to carefully examine Krystal up close and personal.
Please respond with further questions or concerns if you wish.