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For the last couple of weeks I have noticed Teddy 'huffing' like he is trying to clear his throat of some irritant. At times I feel he is going to vomit. I am intending to take him along to the vet in the next day or two if it doesn't clear up, but wondered if anybody has had this experience with their dog? He is eating and drinking and otherwise seems healthy, but I am concerned that it has gone on for quite a while now.
 

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Not this time, Kendal, although he has occasionally in the past when he had an upset tum. He seems quite healthy otherwise but quite clingy at the moment. He did have the nose drops for kennel cough a while ago. Although he is doing the huffing thing quite a few times in the day and night he is eating, drinking and pooing normally . He resists me looking in his throat so I can't get a good look. Going to try again now, though, with a decent torch. thanks for replying so quickly.
 

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Yes could be kennel cough or perhaps if he is a stick eater or has bones, he could have scratched his throat?
He doesn't eat bones at all. but he does sometimes find things to chew that he shouldn't:(. I will try to have a look again to see if I can see anything. I wondered if he had hurt his throat pulling on his lead - I try to use a harness on him, but now and then he is walked with just his collar, and he does still pull a bit.
Away to have another look - will keep you posted. Thanks so much for replying - I think I worry as much about him as with any other member of the family!
 

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I have an appointment for him tomorrow at vet. It is not all the time that he coughs and it seemed to be worse when I was walking him on the. lead today, so that is leading me to think it has something to do with his throat. I will know more tomorrow and will update then. Fingers crossed he can get to the bottom of it.
 

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Teddy was due to go to the vet today, but he has not had any 'huffing' fits last night or this morning, so I have postponed it to see if it has been resolved by itself. I have started using the harness on him for any lead walking in case he had hurt his throat, and otherwise will be keeping an eye on him (and an ear for any huffing :)). I am hoping whatever it was has cleared up just with time, but I was so worried about it. Thanks so much, folks, for your advice, which I will be keeping in mind in case there is any recurrence.
 

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If I need to take him to vet I will certainly do that - I would hate to be responsible for him passing it on:eek: Meanwhile I will make sure he is not near any other dogs until I am sure it has passed. Thanks Tess.
 
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