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Chronic Coughing/gagging

Discussion in 'Diseases & Illnesses' started by Wendy Moore, Apr 10, 2018.

  1. Wendy Moore

    Wendy Moore Forums Novice

    Apr 9, 2018
    Chevy is seven years old and has had this cough/gagging since he was a pup. I’ve taken him to the vet many times for this. I just had X-rays done on Friday. The results are inconclusive. He used to do this upon exertion. But for awhile, he does it just laying down, as well.
    Has anyone else experienced this with their Sheltie? Thank you in advance.
  2. ghggp

    ghggp Moderator

    Aug 28, 2011
    Grosse Pointe, Michigan
    I am so sorry to hear Chevy is having this issue! My sisters senior Sheltie had the problem too. It turned out that she had a collapsing esophagus and an enlarged heart. She was on heart meds. You might need to see a specialist! Good luck and keep us posted!
    Also, my senior Sheltie has chronic Bronchitis and he is on meds for that. My regular vet had no idea why we could not get the cough under control which is why we went to a specialist!
  3. Piper's mom

    Piper's mom Premium Member

    Jun 26, 2015
    Winnipeg Mb
    My mom's last dog (a Corgi cross) also had that problem. Turned out to be a weak esophagus...it helped to elevate her food and water bowl, reduced the amount she coughed. Good luck and I hope he feels better.

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