Dog Coughing & Gagging and Can Feel Ball in Throat
by Veronica R.
(Los Angeles, CA)
For the past week my dog Rex has been gagging, has had a cough and has been drooling. When he starts gagging, it looks like he's going to vomit. But then only water or saliva comes out... no food comes up.
When I touch his throat it feels like a ball, but I've noticed that with the antibiotics it's been getting smaller.
Last Friday Nov 2 I took Rex (a 2 1/2 yr old black Labrador Retriever) in to his vet and they only checked his belly and said he might have pancreatic disease. As a result, they said he needed tests that would cost up to $665. They also asked about his poop and urine and checked his dehydration but said that everything is good there.
For about 3 days I gave him antibiotics and it has made a big difference. He's been a little happier and more playful like his usual self. He eats well and drinks plenty of water.
Please help. I'm a little concerned and anxious. I don't know if I should take him in to see another vet?
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