|Barked: Tue Feb 14, '12 6:51pm PST |
|Moose and I were out for a walk about an hour ago. Half way through the walk he started acting as if he had something caught in his throat. (he was getting kibble and super small pieces of hot dog as treats as we walked).
Mikey would act similar when he got something caught in his throat, usually from not chewing the treat thoroughly, and the action he took to dislodge the treat was always successful.
Moose started doing the same thing. Kind of like regurgitating and squeezing his throat as if to dislodge it forward.
Nothing came out of Moose's throat when he first started doing this.
It really seemed as if something was caught and since I saw Mikey do this so many times, I just waited for him to push it up into his mouth, chew it and off we'd go. But, nothing came up for a while.
Then he finally threw up some kibble and I thought that would do it, but he kept acting as if something was caught in his throat. More throwing up and more trying super hard to get out what was bothering him.
Once he would stop with throwing up, I tried to get him to walk home, which was only about 15 houses away.
He seemed ok with proceeding, but when he breathed through his mouth I could hear what sounded as if something were blocking his throat.
About every house, he'd quickly walk to the lawn and work super, super hard at dislodging something. Once more he threw up more kibble, but still he wasn't comfortable.
Once he started to proceed again, he would get distracted with people and then he wanted to eat the typical stuff on the ground that he tries to eat every day.
When we got home he proceeded to sound as if something were still caught. He tried coughing it out, but nothing came.
Then he got playful and played for a bit, then went and got some water about 20 minutes ago, came back to the living room to chew on his toys and started it all over again. This time he was able to bring up more kibble. But, on this go 'round he tried and tried and tried to cough it up and that's when I called the vet.
They suggested possibly, maybe, kennel cough, but it just came on so incredibly quickly and it really seems as if he's trying to dislodge something.
They want me to go to the emergency vet tonight if it gets worse or if I get panicked.
So, if this is food that's lodged in his throat, wouldn't vomiting dislodge it?
If it isn't food, what do you think this could be?
Right now he's lying in the kitchen waiting for dinner which I don't think he'll be getting tonight.
He's been pretty quiet since I've been on here for the past 10 minutes and when he's breathing through his nose, I can't hear anything. But when he breathes through his mouth, which only happens when he's trying to dislodge it, I can hear what, again, sounds like something obstructing his airway.
Ugh. I just don't want to have to have him sedated to do a scope down his throat to find out what's going on.
But, of course I'll do whatever it takes.
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