Q. coughing and throwing up like white foamy stuff

Tue, Jul 11, 2023

She has been eating and drinking perfectly fine and resting she just keeps coughing and honking like there is something stuff in her throat
What are causes & treatment?

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One possible cause is kennel cough, also known as infectious tracheobronchitis. Kennel cough is a highly contagious respiratory infection that can be caused by various viruses and bacteria. Dogs with kennel cough often have a persistent, dry, honking cough that can be triggered by excitement or exercise. The coughing can sometimes lead to vomiting, which may appear as white foamy substance. Other symptoms may include sneezing, nasal discharge, and mild lethargy. Kennel cough can be transmitted through direct contact with infected dogs or by exposure to contaminated surfaces.

Another potential cause for your dog's symptoms could be a foreign body lodged in the throat or airway. Dogs are curious animals and may ingest objects that can become stuck, causing irritation and coughing. In some cases, the coughing can lead to vomiting as the body tries to expel the foreign object.

Other causes of coughing and vomiting in dogs include respiratory infections, allergies, heart disease, or even certain types of cancer. It is essential to have your dog examined by a veterinarian to determine the underlying cause of these symptoms.

As for what you can do at home before taking your dog to the hospital, it is important to provide a calm and comfortable environment for your pet. Avoid exposing your dog to potential irritants such as smoke, dust, or strong odors. Keep your dog well-hydrated by providing fresh water at all times. You can also try using a humidifier in the room where your dog spends most of its time to help soothe the respiratory tract.

If your dog's symptoms worsen or if you notice any additional concerning signs such as difficulty breathing, pale gums, weakness, or loss of appetite, it is crucial to seek immediate veterinary care. These could be indications of a more severe condition that requires urgent medical attention.

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