What to do if my dog sounds like he has something stuck in his throat?

What to do if my dog sounds like he has something stuck in his throat?

If your dog has been coughing and retching and appears like it’s trying to remove something from its throat, regardless of how frequent or severe the signs are, it’s best to bring your dog to your vet for a proper assessment.

Why does my dog sound like he has something in his throat?

Kennel cough is a dry, hacking, persistent cough that can sound like the dog has something stuck in its throat. This dry hack is often followed by gagging or retching that sounds like the dog is coughing up a hairball, like a cat.

How do I know if my dog has something stuck in his throat?

If your dog has something lodged in their throat, the most common signs include:

  • Gagging sounds.
  • Excessive drooling.
  • Repeated swallowing.
  • Vomiting or regurgitation.
  • Restlessness.
  • Pawing at the mouth or throat.
  • Hacking cough.
  • Apathy or listlessness.
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