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Why does my dog choke after drinking water?

asked 2017-02-23 14:17:16 -0500

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Most likely they are drinking too fast try to give them less water

Melody M.'s profile image Melody M.  ( 2017-02-23 14:28:17 -0500 ) edit

Try water bottles for dogs, and please make sure you use filtered water don't leave it out where the sun can hit the bottle or bowl because it will make it dirty ( alge will grow) also clean the bowl or bottle every day at least once, just rinse it out if you use any type of soap.

Hector G.'s profile image Hector G.  ( 2017-02-23 14:38:27 -0500 ) edit

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answered 2017-02-23 14:26:42 -0500

They are possible drinking too fast and it has gone down the wrong pipe. This can some times cause them to throw it back up. Limit the water so they drink slower or keep them clam after drinking.

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answered 2017-02-23 14:30:06 -0500

Agree with both previous answers. However, I'd like to also offer a solution. Try a bowl that will slow your dog down. https://www.amazon.com/Alfie-Pet-Peto...

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answered 2017-02-23 14:32:33 -0500

Some dogs, like my dog for example. May dip their entire muzzle inside the bowl. Which may cause water to enter the nasal and your dog to choke. Or he may be drinking to fast. Try filling your dogs water bowl a quarter way and add some Ice cubes. This will slow down his drinking. I know alot of doggies that love ice cubes ❄

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answered 2017-02-23 14:35:56 -0500

If your dog chokes after drinking water, it's usually because the dog is drinking too fast. This is often times the case when dogs are overly excited after playing and go to drink water. It's nothing too serious. It's similar to when we drink water and gag on it because it goes down the wrong pipe. I would recommend to keep the dog as calm as possible before he/she heads for the water bowl and control your dog's water intake to make sure he/she doesn't drink too much at once. You definitely want to keep an eye on the behavior though because the issue could be more serious if your dog is constantly coughing after he/she drinks water.

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