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Dr Scott Nimmo, Small Animal Veterinary Surgeon.
Category: Vet
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Experience:  BVMS, MRCVS. { Glasgow UK }
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My 11yr choc lab. two days ago he was not eating and drinking

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My 11yr choc lab. two days ago he was not eating and drinking very little and was very lethargic. Not wagging tail or barking at every thing that passed by as would be normal. The next day he was fine. Yesterday and today he is coughing as if trying to clear something from throat. Any ideas what could be wrong?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Vet
Expert:  Dr. B. replied 1 year ago.
Hello & welcome, I am Dr. B, a licensed veterinarian and I would like to help you with your wee one today. Any retching, gagging, lip licking or vomiting?Is he drinking normally?Breathing normally?Are his gums pink or pale/white? Moist or sticky?If you press on his belly, does he have any discomfort, tenderness, or tensing?Could he have eaten something he should not have (ie bones, toys, plants, chemicals, etc)?Has he had any diarrhea?