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    Default Bulldog Choking/Asphyxiation symptoms??

    Hello all,

    Apologies if this is a repost or common knowledge that i'm not aware of yet. My now 11mth old Spike had a bout with choking this past weekend which scared us more than before. From time to time (twice now)Spike will act like he's about to throw up but instead his mouth is closed and seems like snot or saliva is coming out of his nose and difficult to breath. The previous two times we've just patted him on the back and he would throw up whatever is in his throat. But for some reason this weekend it was like he couldn't move and seemed like he couldn't breathe.

    Has anyone experienced this before? Is this normal? My fear is my wife or I won't be there when he's in his crate if this happens.

    Thanks in advance for your advice and input.

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    Default Re: Bulldog Choking/Asphyxiation symptoms??

    you may want the vet the take a look at his mouth or throat. he may have an elongated soft palate


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    Default Re: Bulldog Choking/Asphyxiation symptoms??

    it sound almost like he has Aspirated
    in his lungs. You need to get him to the VET ASAP. I have had two of my bullies do the same thing and both had got phenomena and became very ill. I almost lost one cause his lugs filled so bad. Not trying to scare you.

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    i would get my dog to the vet asap to get checked out. i believe @kazzy220 has experience with aspiration and will tag her to get more imput. also tagging@desertskybulldogs @Davidh @Sherry
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    Default Re: Bulldog Choking/Asphyxiation symptoms??

    Quote Originally Posted by Infinite1 View Post
    Hello all,

    Apologies if this is a repost or common knowledge that i'm not aware of yet. My now 11mth old Spike had a bout with choking this past weekend which scared us more than before. From time to time (twice now)Spike will act like he's about to throw up but instead his mouth is closed and seems like snot or saliva is coming out of his nose and difficult to breath. The previous two times we've just patted him on the back and he would throw up whatever is in his throat. But for some reason this weekend it was like he couldn't move and seemed like he couldn't breathe.

    Has anyone experienced this before? Is this normal? My fear is my wife or I won't be there when he's in his crate if this happens.

    Thanks in advance for your advice and input.
    I hope you are at the vet right now
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    Default Re: Bulldog Choking/Asphyxiation symptoms??

    Thanks all for the input...No i'm not at the vet right now but i have an appointment tomorrow. The incident happened on Sunday and as i've stated in the past he's done this at least twice before. We've been to the vet since those incidents and they've said he's fine. He's acting perfectly normal today from what i see on the doggie cam.

    Watson - I do remember the vet stating that he has an elongated soft palate and mentioned a surgery of some sort to help his breathing. Apparently, it's a common surgery

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    Sorry for the jump, but thank you @Infinite1 I'm sure it was a very scary situation
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    I would do the surgery asap, it will also help with his breathing. We had this done on Jewel, because when we got her she was 11 months old and was having a hard time eating and breathing, so after the surgery she has not had that problem any more.
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    Default Re: Bulldog Choking/Asphyxiation symptoms??

    When Maggie aspirated on her food it sounded like "reverse sneezing". Search for it on youtube and you will find loads of examples of this.

    I'm glad you have an appointment at the vet tomorrow it will put your mind at rest as to what was the exact cause of these coughing/choking fits. Also remember that bullys tend to hide their pain and discomfort very well. They may develop pneumonia and not really show any signs of being ill until it is almost too late. By the time we realised how ill Maggie was her lungs were almost totally full and she spent the night at the vets having breathing treatments!!

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    Poor guy. I don't know anything about this but looks like you have great advice above. Let us know what the Vet says tomorrow. We welcome anything that's a repost or common knowledge because it means someone new will see what you and others have to share.
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    My Callie (RIP) had an elongated palette, I literally stuck my finger down her throat on numerous choking ocassions before she had the surgery. I would highly recommend getting it done.

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    Default Re: Bulldog Choking/Asphyxiation symptoms??

    No experience or advice for you but am grateful that your pup is OK. That's the scariest thing on the planet. Bo choked on his dog food one time as a wee pup and I about had a heart attack -- after I got the offending chunks out of his throat. OMG. I never want to go thru that again.

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