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Are you see her swallowing these?Any vomiting noted?
Her throat could certainly be irritated from consuming a burr. Typically in these cases a small amount of milk given orally can help coat the throat and then you'll want to feed soft foods only for the next 3-5 days to be sure that the throat heals well.
If it persists, I would be concerned and certainly if the coughing persists along with vomiting. These are all signs that she needs to be examined.
You mentioned above that "she vomited from coughing". If that persists, she needs to be seen. You can also
administer a dose of regular pepcid (famotidine) every 12-24 hours. You will want to give 0.5mg/pound of body weight (a 10# ***** would receive 5mg, a 5# ***** would receive 2.5mg, etc). For this, you can visit any human pharmacy and buy the OTC brand name Pepcid, or you can use the cheaper, off-brand “famotidine” that’s available. Either will be useful. For pets avoiding taking medication readily, you will likely need to using a pilling technique like this one: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-P6NfbxeLX0
I would give her no more than 1/4 cup as it can be a mild laxative. Do not feed human foods. Moisten her kibble with water or you may wind up with a GI upset.
How often are they being professionally groomed?Are they plucked?What routine do you use for regular maintenance and how often?
You can feed egg so long as it is cooked in a manner with no oils and no spices. Baked would work, boiled or cooked on the stove top in a non-stick pan.Very small ear canals can make it difficult to clean. I, personally, would be having the canals plucked if she was my dog. This can help avoid more ability for wax and moisture to build up. I would also be using a cleaner 2x weekly and a drying powder daily. I like this one: http://www.petrx.com/oticare-b-drying-ear-creme-2-oz/
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