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Stacy O'Neal | 2 years ago
My 8 Year Old Dachshund, Ginny, Was Diagnosed With IVDD And Had Surgery Last January…

My 8 year old dachshund, Ginny, was diagnosed with IVDD and had surgery last January. She went to physical therapy for 5 months. It took her 6 months to walk and she is still very wobbly. Her bladder function never returned to normal and she has to tap her bottom on the ground to urinate and often has to be expressed. Throughout the past 9 months she has suffered with constant recurrent UTIs. As soon as we are done with antibiotics she needs them again within a few days as she cannot empty her bladder completely. She has been prescribed bethanecol which makes her nauseous and prazosin which makes her extremely lethargic. She has also had recurrent yeast infections on her tummy, ear infections, and awful reverse sneezing episodes. Lately she seems to be in pain…shaking, panting, licking, big eyes. She’s on amoxicillin for yet another UTI which upsets her stomach. She’s walking worse and dragging her feet until her toenails bleed. We were recently in the ER with a reverse sneezing episode that was wet and crackly and left her unable to breath. We have spent about $8,000 on the surgery,
therapy, cultures, treatments and drugs that lately seem to just make her sick. She can wag her tail but doesn’t, not for long time. My fear is that I’m prolonging suffering in a dog that will continually be sick, in pain and unhappy. We have been so hopeful and have rejoiced with each small step forward. She’s just had so many steps backwards. How do I know when it’s enough?

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Krista Magnifico
2 years ago

Hello, I’m sorry to hear about your pup. I understand your dilemma completely and for as long as I have been a vet (13 years) and for as long as I have had pets in my family (30) years I still cannot answer this question for myself concretely, never mind for others. I just went through a 9 month battle with my beloved pup Jekyll who struggled and ultimately died from prostate cancer. I dedicated every day of my life to him for the last 9 months. Hoping to prolong his life and keep him by my side. I asked… Read more »

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Rebecca Benson | 2 years ago
I Have A 10 Year Old Maltese With Extreme Allergies. We Mostly Notice His Allergies…

I have a 10 year old Maltese with extreme allergies. We mostly notice his allergies with excessive paw chewing but this year he’s doing something weird and having frequent episodes of reverse sneezing. He’s not in breathing distress while he’s doing this but it’s scary to hear and see. We just had him at the groomer and I’m worried his symptoms could be something else. He’s never on a leash and doesn’t wear a collar so I’m wondering if the collar at the groomer could have caused his trachea to be injured. Our vet is closed today and all the Banfields in our area are booked. I included a video. Don’t mind the shaking. He’s been chilly ever since he got his hair cut. I should mention that other than these episodes he’s been perfectly fine and normal behaving and that Benadryl tends to stop them from happening at all

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Sarah
2 years ago

I would make a vet appointment right away. And I wouldn’t advise giving otc allergy meds without checking with my vet first. Hope your pup is ok ?

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Marlene Cepeda | 2 years ago
My Dog Was Diagnosed By Two Vets. One Said He Had A Mild Case Of…

My dog was diagnosed by two vets. One said he had a mild case of collapsed treacha without doing an X-ray. The other one said he had a reverse sneeze due to allergies. He is also sneezing. Put him on medicine. With a mild case of collapsed treacha what would be the symptoms?

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Sarah
2 years ago

Good morning… When you went for the second opinion, were you able to explain the first diagnosis to that vet as well? Did you ask for an X-ray? I cannot tell you what to look for, as I personally have never dealt with a collapsed trachea. I am sure one of the Pawbly experts can help you more specifically there… I’m just offering that if you are unsure of the diagnosis, I would certainly have a thorough conversation with the vet who regularly sees your pup, and explain your concerns, so that you can both come up with a plan… Read more »

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VICTORIA ARELLANO | 3 years ago
When Should You Be Concerned About Reverse Sneezing

When should you be concerned about reverse sneezing

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Krista Magnifico
2 years ago

When it is becoming more frequent, causing changes in ability to rest, sleep, eat. Or when it is followed by an kind of discharge or swelling. I would get the episode on video and talk to your vet about it.

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Shelby Webb | 4 years ago
My Dog Hasn’t Been Able To Keep Food Down For Awhile. He Throws Up Bile…

my dog hasn’t been able to keep food down for awhile. He throws up bile most of the time and but it’s strange that there’s never any food in it. and reverse sneezes a lot. Sometimes his stomach looks strange and really labored when he’s breathing but it isn’t constant. The vet did bloodwork and X-rays and everything came back normal. We’re taking him for an endoscopy this week but I’m worried it just won’t show anything and it’s like no one can figure out what’s wrong. His bowels have been normal too. The vet said try soft food and it slowed the vomiting down. He has lost 4 pounds since it started

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Krista Magnifico
3 years ago

I’m sorry to hear about your dog. It sounds like you have a solid plan to try to identify the cause of the vomiting though. Hopefully you will get some answers from the endoscopy.

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Tammy Robach-Porter | 4 years ago
I Have A Small Dog. He Was Fine Lastnight Before Bed. Through Out The Night…

I have a small dog. He was fine lastnight before bed. Through out the night he started coughing. It’s not a reverse sneeze. It seems to be when he’s active. While laying, he doesn’t cough. He doesn’t have rapid breathing. It’s not kennel cough (not around other dogs but my own). It’s a dry, honking cough. Sometimes he will cough up phlegm.

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Dawn Ferara, DVM
4 years ago

It is unlikely at age 2 that your dog has a heart problem. If your dog has no been vaccinated for kennel cough it is possible that he picked it up in the environment. Either way, I recommend a veterinary exam.

Jana Rade
4 years ago

Well, it does sound like an infectious cough, particularly with coughing up phlegm.
See this video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8YuWHL8eSug from about 1:10

Different kind of cough
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C06g2olXPSM

Between these two videos you can hear kennel cough, heart cough and cough from collapsing trachea.

When Jasmine suddenly got a cough, also after exercise or barking, it was infectious in origin as well.

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Cristina Ward | 4 years ago
My Dog Had A Dental Cleaning With Two Extractions This Monday And Now Has What…

My dog had a dental cleaning with two extractions this Monday and now has what sounds like reverse sneezing that’s getting worse.

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Jana Rade
4 years ago

While normally reverse sneezing is benign, the cause for it might not be. Given the recent dental and extractions, I’d be concerned, particularly if it’s getting worse. I’d go back to the vet.

Jana Rade
4 years ago

I figure steroid shot was on the assumption it’s an immune/allergic reaction of sorts. Could be something else. How bad is it? Is he having a hard time breathing? If so I would call an ER vet to see whether they should see him.

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Anzhelika Urfalyan | 4 years ago
She’s Never Had This Problem Before Surgery. She Never Threw Up After Eating. Always Chewed…

She’s never had this problem before surgery. She never threw up after eating. Always chewed her food even if she was eating quick. She was being syringe fed at the hospital and I also did a few days after hospital. So when I feed her the smashed wet food she’s fine once I give her chicken or thicker food even wet that needs to be chewed first, she won’t chew just swallow seconds later she does what looks like reverse sneezing and throws it out with white foam along with it. And sometimes she’ll make weird noises also after. But minutes later she’s up barking running and being very normal. Please help what can I do or what can it be from?

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4 years ago

While I don’t know what this could be from, I would try to slow her down.  Put the food in muffin tins or, if this is dry kibble, spread it on the floor.

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Jeffrey Savadel | 4 years ago
He Started Doing It Again Earlier Today, Besides He Didn’t Actually Throw Up, But It…

He started doing it again earlier today, besides he didn’t actually throw up, but it sounded like he was trying to but like swallowed it before it got out or something. And then he just did the same thing from earlier today a few minutes ago. Every time it happens, it’s usually a 5 minute episode and then he goes back to being his normal self. Could this be reverse sneezing? Please answer helpfully as we are worried at this point.

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Madelyn Fischer
4 years ago

Hello, if he only did it twice, he should be fine. It might just be a hair ball trying to get out. Good luck!

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Truman P | 4 years ago
A Few Days Ago, I Went To Pet My Dog In The Evening Before Going…

A few days ago, I went to pet my dog in the evening before going to bed. (A 7 year old British lab, female). I went up to her and realized that she wasn’t wanting attention. Her backside was shaking, particularly her right leg. We tried comforting her as we didn’t know what was going on. She, surrounded by the whole family, lay on the floor. She shook for a few seconds and then stopped. She started up again several times. Then she panted heavily for a few seconds. We eventually got her to calm down and went to bed. ***It was a few days before the 4th of July, so there were some fireworks in the neighborhood but nothing too loud*** The next day, she acted a bit out of sorts but seemed at least a little better. This morning, she woke us up, making a horrible noise (that we later found out was paroxymal respiration, or reverse sneezing). She did that several times and then stopped. We took her to the vet soon after that. She said that –her muscle mass was less in one leg than the other (for a few years she has had a small limp after running) and she thought that this could be anxiety (from the fireworks) combining with a reaction from her pain to cause the reverse sneezing. She prescribed Temaril (trimeprazine with prednisolone). So we gave her the recommended dosage, and she still acted odd. She also took one bite of her food and then stopped eating—-something that she has NEVER done before. She always scarfs it all down. During dinner she usually begs for food but tonight she just lay on her side under the table. We took her out for a walk before bed and a firework went off nearby. She did a beeline inside while cowering and went and lay on her side on the floor air vent– something that she has done in the last couple of days but never before.

Any help would be greatly appreciated! She’s a great dog but something seems to be wrong. She has had a “weak leg” for quite some time and only recently expressed her fear of fireworks.

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