Posted: Mon Aug 17, 2009 10:40 pm Post subject: Pug hacking
MY pug Otis is almost 12 years old and has just started hacking and throwing up the white thick slimy stuff. He is an indoor dog that is not around other animals. His teeth are kinda bad due to the fact he was my brothers dog for 9 yrs and my brother nerver got him dental care. I dont know what to do about this. I give him dry food but i put water in it before i give it to him. He really doesnt chew too much, he just swallows food whole. Can anyone help?
Posted: Tue Aug 18, 2009 1:56 am Post subject: Re: Pug hacking
my vet is on vacation for another 4 days. The first thing i did was call her. I dont really want to take him to another vet cause he has alot of allergies. I just wondered if anyone else has come across the same problem
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Posted: Tue Aug 18, 2009 2:49 am Post subject: Re: Pug hacking
Is he coughing up stuff all the time? First thing in the morning? After eating?
If it's first thing in the morning, it could be gastric reflux. Try giving him a little food last thing at night and see if that helps.
My experience with coughing is limited to one case of kennel cough. One of my girls Tallulah had it, coughed and hacked so hard that she regurgitated her food and water. I used a homeopathic children's cough syrup so that she could keep her food and water down.
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