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|Barked: Sun Apr 1, '07 2:42pm PST |
|Indy has an issue that creeps up maybe once every 2 or 3 months. He will have what are best described as throat spasms. It "looks" like a hiccup, but there's no hiccup sound. I found a video of a dog doing -exactly- what he does: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1SHuECvl-90
Indy acts exactly like that dog in the video. If taken outside, he will VORACIOUSLY eat grass even if he starts coughing. His drive to eat grass while he's experiencing this is so high that he has to be picked up to get him back inside. He also becomes extremely anxious during the episodes, and will pace around frantically. Drinking water does not help, nor does eating food.
This has been occurring for a long time, and when I checked with my vet they shrugged it off as something insignificant. I was told he probably gets something caught in his throat. I know this isn't the case, but they did not seem concerned at all.
He hasn't experienced these in MONTHS, but had an attack this morning and it has returned off and on today. I don't think it's related to food as he's been on several different brands throughout the years, and it's occurred with every single one. He's on Nature's Variety Raw Instinct currently.
Any ideas? Someone suggested acid reflux on that link, but I don't see why or how it could cause him to have a spasm like that. Thanks for any help!