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Old January 6th 07, 04:20 PM posted to rec.pets.dogs.health
Hedgehog132
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We have a 9 year old male yorkie. He weighs right at 10lbs. Within
the past few months he has started this thing where he acts like he is
trying to get rid of a hairball. It's like he is gagging. He never
produces a hairball, but yet he still gags. My wife uses a dropper to
put small amounts of water on the back of his throat. She also gives
him small amounts of peanut butter and stuff like that in an attempt to
sooth his throat. Does anyone with a yorkie have similar experiences?

Thanks

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Old January 6th 07, 05:17 PM posted to rec.pets.dogs.health
Rocky
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"Hedgehog132" said in
rec.pets.dogs.health:

We have a 9 year old male yorkie. He weighs right at
10lbs. Within the past few months he has started this
thing where he acts like he is trying to get rid of a
hairball.


If it's a cough, I'd be seeing the vet sooner than later.

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--Matt. Rocky's a Dog.
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Old January 6th 07, 05:55 PM posted to rec.pets.dogs.health
Tara
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"Hedgehog132" wrote in
ups.com:

We have a 9 year old male yorkie. He weighs right at 10lbs. Within
the past few months he has started this thing where he acts like he is
trying to get rid of a hairball. It's like he is gagging. He never
produces a hairball, but yet he still gags. My wife uses a dropper to
put small amounts of water on the back of his throat. She also gives
him small amounts of peanut butter and stuff like that in an attempt to
sooth his throat. Does anyone with a yorkie have similar experiences.


If this coughing has come on in only the last few months, I'd absolutely go
see your vet. Sooner rather than later, as Matt said.

Coughing can be a symptom of heart disease, something toy breeds are prone
to. Peanuit butter and water aren't going to do a thing if his heart is
giving him problems.

http://www.petplace.com/dogs/chronic...rt-disease-in-
dogs/page1.aspx

http://www.peteducation.com/article....&articleid=462

Please get your dog checked ASAP.

Tara
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Old January 8th 07, 02:40 PM posted to rec.pets.dogs.health
Rick Ayres
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This might be a collapsed trachea, which is fairly common in small dogs. My
mother-in-law's toy poodle was diagnosed with this condition and makes a
similar gagging sound. See
http://www.marvistavet.com/html/body..._collapse.html

Rick

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We have a 9 year old male yorkie. He weighs right at 10lbs. Within
the past few months he has started this thing where he acts like he is
trying to get rid of a hairball. It's like he is gagging. He never
produces a hairball, but yet he still gags. My wife uses a dropper to
put small amounts of water on the back of his throat. She also gives
him small amounts of peanut butter and stuff like that in an attempt to
sooth his throat. Does anyone with a yorkie have similar experiences?

Thanks



 




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