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Old November 19th, 2011, 03:40 PM
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Puppy Coughing


My 4.5 month old beagle (15lbs) had a bit of an accident last night. We were running in the park, and went opposite ways around a tree. She got wrapped up pretty bad. Last night, through today she has had a cough, and some gagging. It seems especially bad when she pulls on her leash. At the time of the accident she seemed fine. I am beginning to worry about her, and would like to know if anyone has had a similar experience.

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Old November 20th, 2011, 09:25 AM
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Hi Sean, welcome to pets. The only advice I have for you is to change from a collar to a harness. If the coughing continues take your furbaby to the Vet. patti
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Old November 20th, 2011, 12:10 PM
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I would be on my way to see a vet.
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Old November 20th, 2011, 11:16 PM
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I definately want to second the vet recommendation.
I would be very concerned about tracheal trauma right now personally.
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Old November 21st, 2011, 09:18 AM
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I agree with Erykah. A vet visit for sure.
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Old November 21st, 2011, 04:44 PM
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Welcome to pets.ca. I have to agree with the others that if your pup is having problems with the collar on there may have been damage done. A trip to the vet would be my suggestion also. Coughing can also be kennel cough, so a quick check wouldn't hurt either way, but it sounds more like it's related to the wrap around a pole. Good luck and please keep us posted!
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Old April 4th, 2013, 11:27 PM
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Hi Sean, I had a pom that had a similar problem years ago and he had a collapsed trachea...Every time we would go for a walk and he pulled just a little he would cough terrible and gag and finally have breathing problems..I got him a harness that made things a lot better..It took the pressure off this trachea ..Good luck..PS: If after you get this harness and there is no improvement call your vet and have him checked..maybe he needs something to help the trauma from the original injury...
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Old April 6th, 2013, 12:39 PM
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After incidents like this, I also like to have the dog see a chiropractor, since the collar yank can twist the neck and misaligned the vertebrae. This isn't something a regular vet can diagnose.


I also agree with the harness recommendation.
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Old April 6th, 2013, 07:56 PM
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Check out the "Easy Walk" harness. My dog cannot walk with a regular collar she chokes all the time.
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