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My 5 yr old beagle has choking fits
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grannie57 posted:
My 5 yr old female beagle has choking and gagging fits daily. We thought she was eating something in the yard that she shouldn't but not. Can't figure out why she has these?
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Bernadine Cruz, DVM responded:
Dear Grannie,
It is difficult to say whether this is something as common and usually nonlifethreatening as a collapsing trachea or something more serious such as a lodged foreign body or possibly even a mass. I would strongly recommend that you get your Beagle in to your veterinarian for an examination. Once he/she has an opportunity to obtain a more detailed history from you and perform an examination a diagnosis may be able to be made. It may require additional diagnostics such as radiographs or a scoping of the throat. Please get your pet in for an examination in the very near future.

Best of luck...
Dr. Bernadine Cruz


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