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Hello and thank you for using this site to help you. Does it sound like the dog may be choking or gagging?
Do the episodes come on randomly , last from a few seconds to a few minutes and then subside just as quick as they came?
Thank you for that information. I am going to direct you to a video, please tell me if it looks anything like this.
Since you say she collapsed it is worrisome , syncope (passing out) can be a sign of heart disease. Coughing can be a sign of heard disease as well.
However since you think she is dry heaving I have to wonder if something is blocking her airway. Given her age I would think an x ray might be a good idea.
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Your first expert asked me to join in the conversation. My name is Rebecca. I am a veterinarian and will do my best to help.
I think getting to the vet is the best idea. If she collapsed/legs gave out, I would want to listen to her heart and lungs, check her blood pressure, feel her pulses,etc. If you are already on your way to your vet, or an emergency clinic, that is probably best. Let me know if you have any more questions I can answer.
I am so sorry to hear that. Thank you for the update. My sincere condolences.