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  • Allergy/Asthma Attacks -- dogs

    Hey guys,

    So my dog has been having these mysterious allergic-asthma like attacks. So far she has had 2 bad ones. It really seems like she is struggling to breathe and quits like 2 or 3 minutes later. It's making me really scared . She hasn't really hacked up a bunch of stuff or anything, but I am just trying to figure out what it could be She has also been scratching a lot.

    I am currently switching her to Taste of the Wild's fish based food, in case it is a food allergy she's had a lot of like chicken, beef or pork. But I am not able to see any effects from this yet as its still being mixed with her old food.

    What else could it be? She goes to the barn with me, and chews on hoof clippings a lot. She also rolls around a lot in the pine shavings.

    What else could it be? any ideas? I am worried about my poor old girl.
    You only have to let the soft animal of your body / love what it loves
    "Wild Geese" by Mary Oliver

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    Take the animal to the vet.
    Brothers and sisters, I bid you beware
    Of giving your heart to a dog to tear.
    -Rudyard Kipling

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      I mentioned it to the vet the last time I went a couple of weeks ago, vet said that its probably a food allergy, recommend switching diets to something she hasn't had before, I am just thinking wanting other ideas.
      You only have to let the soft animal of your body / love what it loves
      "Wild Geese" by Mary Oliver

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        I had an asthma cat where it was not food related at all. It was just her. We treated her for a long time with quarterly-ish steroid injections and have now moved to oral steroids when she seems to be having issues. It seems that she's growing out of it a bit as she ages. She also moved about 60 miles south, with a friend of mine, so I suppose it could be environmental.

        I would not be so quick to blame food, and if you are concerned, I would really talk to your vet about steroids or other treatment alternatives.

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          Does it look like this by any chance?
          http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wdnGNClqdX0

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            Squish, thanks for posting a video of that... I was thinking this may be what the OP is talking about but was having a hard time figuring out how I'd describe it!
            If it IS that reverse sneeze... Schnoodle1 in my house will do that occasionally, as will Aussie1 and the lab. Haven't really seen the others do it, maybe once or so, though a flat coated retriever type we're fostering right now has been doing it some lately.
            If it persists and the dog seems disturbed by the events, before or after, I'd swing by the vet just to rule out something strange. Typically, however, our dogs just do it for a little while then are done and move on with their day. They look dreadful in the moment but get over it immediately, and it isn't so long lasting or frequently that I worry.

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              Originally posted by bits619 View Post
              Squish, thanks for posting a video of that... I was thinking this may be what the OP is talking about but was having a hard time figuring out how I'd describe it!
              If it IS that reverse sneeze... Schnoodle1 in my house will do that occasionally, as will Aussie1 and the lab. Haven't really seen the others do it, maybe once or so, though a flat coated retriever type we're fostering right now has been doing it some lately.
              If it persists and the dog seems disturbed by the events, before or after, I'd swing by the vet just to rule out something strange. Typically, however, our dogs just do it for a little while then are done and move on with their day. They look dreadful in the moment but get over it immediately, and it isn't so long lasting or frequently that I worry.

              It's quite similar to the video but my dog seems more severe and she sounds like she is choking to and partially hacking.
              You only have to let the soft animal of your body / love what it loves
              "Wild Geese" by Mary Oliver

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                Vet. My dog had something similar...it turned out to be blastomycosis. We lost her. It's a dreadful disease and is misdiagnosed frequently. I'm not saying that's what it is, I'm saying further investigation might be needed.

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                  Originally posted by LauraKY View Post
                  Vet. My dog had something similar...it turned out to be blastomycosis. We lost her. It's a dreadful disease and is misdiagnosed frequently. I'm not saying that's what it is, I'm saying further investigation might be needed.
                  Interesting... we see quite a few blasto cases,but most of them are quiet, and not "normal" between hacking episodes. But, I guess it has to start somewhere right?

                  Yep...I'd second vet if the issue doesnt resolve itself in a day or two, or if it gets worse or the dog has ANY behavioural changes. Not worth waiting if its something serious.

                  On the sidenote, one of my dog reverse sneezes at least 2 times daily...sometimes she hacks afterwards and a gob of mucous comes out. However, she has been doing this since she was a puppy (and is now 11). I did work her up,but it turned out to be nothing. $ was worth my piece of mind.

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                    Originally posted by SquishTheBunny View Post
                    Interesting... we see quite a few blasto cases,but most of them are quiet, and not "normal" between hacking episodes. But, I guess it has to start somewhere right?

                    Yep...I'd second vet if the issue doesnt resolve itself in a day or two, or if it gets worse or the dog has ANY behavioural changes. Not worth waiting if its something serious.

                    On the sidenote, one of my dog reverse sneezes at least 2 times daily...sometimes she hacks afterwards and a gob of mucous comes out. However, she has been doing this since she was a puppy (and is now 11). I did work her up,but it turned out to be nothing. $ was worth my piece of mind.
                    She doesnt do it on a regular basis, she has only done it twice or three times. But she has been scratching a LOT and she does snore horrendously, if thats related at all.

                    The ONLY thing that is not keeping me from going to the vet TOMORROW is that she JUST had a complete (geriatric) exam. They check everything -- complete blood work, kidney/diabetes, etc. screening -- the works. All tests came back perfect. She is due to go back in a month because we've been having ear infection issues.
                    You only have to let the soft animal of your body / love what it loves
                    "Wild Geese" by Mary Oliver

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