Choking/gagging and coughing-Help!

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Did they have to sedate her to look at
her palate??our vets here have to sedate them to be able to see that.

That’s scary that she couldn’t breathe in the night, no more issues since the pepcid AC???

How old is she now?
Yes she was sedated the first time because she was getting spayed. Once I brought her home for the spay (after they told me her palate was fine and she was doing good) she had all kinds of goop coming out her nose and kept holding her head up to breathe. Kept getting up all night long coughing up phlegm and holding her head up. Once I gave the pepcid she was fine. Had a couple more incidents since then where she woke up around 4am coughing up phlegm and sounding horrible. So now I give her the pepcid daily and havent had any issues. She just turned 1 on January 15th.
 
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Yes she was sedated the first time because she was getting spayed. Once I brought her home for the spay (after they told me her palate was fine and she was doing good) she had all kinds of goop coming out her nose and kept holding her head up to breathe. Kept getting up all night long coughing up phlegm and holding her head up. Once I gave the pepcid she was fine. Had a couple more incidents since then where she woke up around 4am coughing up phlegm and sounding horrible. So now I give her the pepcid daily and havent had any issues. She just turned 1 on January 15th.

Poor girl, glad she has improved now.
 

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@Bulldog2001 -- Cheli actually had his done 3x... I will have to dig in his records to see the timeframes.

The palate is soft tissue so there it will grow back, it is just a matter of how much and when. Some are never impacted by the regrowth, but others are.

if you are doing the lemon juice it is best to squirt it in the mouth and not spoon it in. The squirt goes down, spooning it, if that is what you did, he most likely shook or spit most of it out --- just a guess.
 
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@Bulldog2001 -- Cheli actually had his done 3x... I will have to dig in his records to see the timeframes.

The palate is soft tissue so there it will grow back, it is just a matter of how much and when. Some are never impacted by the regrowth, but others are.

if you are doing the lemon juice it is best to squirt it in the mouth and not spoon it in. The squirt goes down, spooning it, if that is what you did, he most likely shook or spit most of it out --- just a guess.

I did measure 1 TSP of the lemon Juice, and put it all in his mouth, he swallowed it all and I know 100% he did not spit or shake any out of his mouth, it was all swallowed. He cooperated better with me measuring it and putting it in his mouth than he did when I tried to squirt it in his mouth.

That’s crazy it’s very common for it to grow back again.

Poor Cheli, what was his age when he had the 3rd surgery? Did he have to have it done recently for the 3rd? Isn’t he 11 years now?
 

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I did measure 1 TSP of the lemon Juice, and put it all in his mouth, he swallowed it all and I know 100% he did not spit or shake any out of his mouth, it was all swallowed. He cooperated better with me measuring it and putting it in his mouth than he did when I tried to squirt it in his mouth.

That’s crazy it’s very common for it to grow back again.

Poor Cheli, what was his age when he had the 3rd surgery? Did he have to have it done recently for the 3rd? Isn’t he 11 years now?
I gotta dig through files, I try to do it tomorrow or over the weekend. yes, he is 11 will be 12 in April.
 

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I did measure 1 TSP of the lemon Juice, and put it all in his mouth, he swallowed it all and I know 100% he did not spit or shake any out of his mouth, it was all swallowed. He cooperated better with me measuring it and putting it in his mouth than he did when I tried to squirt it in his mouth.

That’s crazy it’s very common for it to grow back again.

Poor Cheli, what was his age when he had the 3rd surgery? Did he have to have it done recently for the 3rd? Isn’t he 11 years now?
Like it or not you need to squirt the lemon as it will provoke Rusty to cough n gag. That’s when the guk comes out. Do a good squirt.
 
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My dog keeps choking/ gagging kind of coughing but more like clearing his throat OR irritation in his throat.


He was cuddled on the couch with me and then when he got up he started choking/gagging kind of hacking to clear his throat?


He had the elongated soft palate (shortened), everted laryngeal saccules(removed), thru surgery in November of last year and he hasn’t had any issues with his airway and no more choking/gagging coughing since(he was doing that daily all day and even when he eats, this was BEFORE he had his palate surgery), and the signs of needing the surgery have gone away fully since he had the surgery.

I wouldn’t think his soft palate would grow back this soon? Would it?? Can it even grow back after the surgery??


Why would he be choking/gagging or hacking to clear his throat?

He is 3.5 years old, this makes no sense why he would be choking randomly and sudden?


Does the cold weather have anything to do with this??

Any recommendations or suggestions please??

FYI he hates lemon, So I don’t want to use lemon unless it’s absolutely needed.
Ralph has had this a few times but he falls over like he's passed out, then we noticed he had been eating the skin of a football!
 
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Ralph has had this a few times but he falls over like he's passed out, then we noticed he had been eating the skin of a football!
That’s scary, At least you found the cause🙂
 

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Ok thank you.
Chelis' first was in May of 2013 at 2yrs old, the second was October of same year (as I stated before, it was due to scaring). His third was due to palate regrowth, an saccule issues which was in 2017 at age of 6.
 
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Chelis' first was in May of 2013 at 2yrs old, the second was October of same year (as I stated before, it was due to scaring). His third was due to palate regrowth, an saccule issues which was in 2017 at age of 6.
Thank you for checking 😊
 
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UPDATE:

Rusty had his vet appointment this morning, and she said it’s congestion in his nose, and to just keep a eye on it and monitor for discharge.

She didn’t say anything about wanting to check his soft palate, she said it’s common to need the surgery again, but only when the dog has the symptoms.

I’m very relieved and happy it’s not his palate!!

For the congestion in his nostrils, there isn’t anything they can do for it. She said it’s due to inflammation in his nostrils.
 
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So our vet recommended to still check Rusty’s soft palate to know if the soft palate is part of the issue or if it’s just the congestion in his nostrils.

I also did want to have his palate checked so I know for sure what going on, but now that the vet also wants it checked, I booked Rusty in to have them check it next week.

But they do have to lightly sedate him to check his soft palate.

I will update on the palate after it gets checked
 

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UPDATE:

Rusty had his vet appointment this morning, and she said it’s congestion in his nose, and to just keep a eye on it and monitor for discharge.

She didn’t say anything about wanting to check his soft palate, she said it’s common to need the surgery again, but only when the dog has the symptoms.

I’m very relieved and happy it’s not his palate!!

For the congestion in his nostrils, there isn’t anything they can do for it. She said it’s due to inflammation in his nostrils.

It’s common a palate to regrow? Not necessarily.

Congestion in his nose, get a diffuser going in the house especially where Rusty sleeps. Eucalyptus, peppermint, tea tree, lavender, are all great to clean the congestion. Let it run a few days/nights. It will clear up within a few days…..
 
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It’s common a palate to regrow? Not necessarily.

Congestion in his nose, get a diffuser going in the house especially where Rusty sleeps. Eucalyptus, peppermint, tea tree, lavender, are all great to clean the congestion. Let it run a few days/nights. It will clear up within a few days…..

His palate is getting checked next week So we know if that’s part of the issue or not, and at least we will be aware if it has, but Hoping it hasn’t grown and it’s ruled out. Will update after it gets checked next week, if it is part of the issue or not.


Thank you, I will look into that.
Good to know those are good to help with congestion. I haven’t used a diffuser before or got any essential oils, all that is new to me.
 

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