Why does my dog choke for no reason?

asked 2017-04-09 16:20:16 -0500

My dog often sounds like he is choking, or makes short coughing sounds. Why does he do this if he is not actually choking? Is something wrong?

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answered 2017-05-22 11:29:42 -0500

Some small breeds have a narrow trachea that flaps, or collapses, when they get excited. My dog has this. I have taken her to the vet and they said not to worry. When it is allergy season the vet has given her a steroid that has opened her airway more, and the choking occurs less frequently.

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answered 2017-05-20 18:50:48 -0500

If it's a deep, honking cough with bouts of hacking, followed by gagging, the it could be highly contagious kennel cough. Other coughs may be signs of infections or viruses. If he has a fever, isn't eating normally, seems extra tired, cough lasts more than a week, or other health problems are present, then it's time to see a vet.

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