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    Hello! We brought our bully home one week ago. The breeder had her on Royal Canin food and I transitioned her over to Taste of the Wild which I have my other dogs on. It seems Violet sounds congested after eating. It doesn't seem to bother her as far as activity is concerned. No diarrhea, vomiting or lethargy. She otherwise acts like a normal puppy. Advice?

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    When you say congested is she coughing like she's choking, or is she congested in her lungs?

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    Hi Jami, is she only congested after eating, does she have a runny nose as well? Does the congestion sound like its coming from her lungs, or could it be that she is maybe eating her food too fast, and choking a little when she's eating? You mentioned that you just brought her home a week ago, has she seen the vet yet? When I brought my two guys home, our breeder agreement stated that we had to have the pups seen by a vet within 4 days after buying them to have them checked out for any illnesses, heart defects, or genetic defects, otherwise they're guarantee would be void. A vet would be able to check to see if she has a cold or congestion in her lungs, or check to see if she has kennel cough from the breeders. She is young, and puppies can pick up so many things because they haven't had all their vaccinations yet. Congestion in a puppy should be checked out as soon as possible, as it can quickly turn into pneumonia.
    I hope Violet is okay, and the congestion clears up. It could be that she just eats too fast, and is causing her to choke a little while eating, but you have to be careful with this too, as she could aspirate food into her lungs and cause aspiration pneumonia. Please keep us posted on how she's doing.
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    Hi. Is there any chance she could have swallowed a small object ?


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    At that age.... congestion would be a vet visit just to rule out any issues
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    We brought her home Saturday. We live in Northern Illinois and the breeder is in Kansas City, MO and they met us in St. Louis. She was in the car for 4 hours up to St. Louis and then four hours back to our house. We took her to the vet for the breeder guarantee on Monday. The congestion is in her lungs and is there for about 2 hours after she eats and then is gone. She has coughed a couple of times when she was really excited, running and playing. There is no nasal drainage or eye drainage.

    As far as swallowing a small object, I am constantly taking rocks out of her mouth when we are outside and it is possible that she swallowed a small rock that I didn't see or get.

    I have a call to the vet and waiting to hear back.

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    Yes, she could have swallowed a rock, these guys are quick. A lot of bullies act like bully goats and eat anything that isn't nailed down. My guy has eaten 4 sweat socks, that's his favourite, a dish cloth, Nerf Bullets, paper towel, pine ones, and a few rocks, all of which he's been able to pass by either pooping them out, it throwing them up. I don't think a rock would cause congestion though, I'm thinking more she either picked up a virus or other bug from the breeder or other litter mates, or she may have inhaled some food while eating. It's a good idea to have her checked out by the vet.
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    Our regular vet is on vacation for the holiday weekend so another vet will be calling us. When I called the tech asked if she eats too fast which I don't think she does but maybe she is. It does seem to go away after a bit and she is acting totally normal with normal puppy antics. I'm just a worry wart mom

    Thank you for everyones quick replies and I will keep you posted on what the vet says.

    Here is a picture of her that I took in my photography studio on Monday. https://www.facebook.com/Photography...type=3&theater

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    Quote Originally Posted by LadyVi View Post
    Our regular vet is on vacation for the holiday weekend so another vet will be calling us. When I called the tech asked if she eats too fast which I don't think she does but maybe she is. It does seem to go away after a bit and she is acting totally normal with normal puppy antics. I'm just a worry wart mom

    Thank you for everyones quick replies and I will keep you posted on what the vet says.

    Here is a picture of her that I took in my photography studio on Monday. https://www.facebook.com/Photography...type=3&theater
    I hope she is OK pls let us know what it is and what they tell you to do for it. hope she gets better soon.

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    Aww that picture is so adorable. You take beautiful pictures.

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    Wow what a beautiful shot, I hope the vet will take a look at her.

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    Wow you are very talented. Those pictures you took are beautiful. Love her outfit too.

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