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Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian
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Experience:  University of California at Davis graduate veterinarian with 45 years of experience.
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My 13 year old Bassett Hound has recently been breathing with

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My 13 year old Bassett Hound has recently been breathing with difficulty after food. This presents itself through him breathing solely through his nose - deep inhalations - and not through his mouth. I have found, perhaps only by pure luck or coincidence, that pulling his jaws apart seems to resolve the issue.
Can you suggest what the problem might be please?
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 3 years ago.
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I'm sorry that your question wasn't answered in a timely manner. It's a curious history but it sounds like Roley does what I do when I suffer gastroesophageal reflux (GERD/heartburn). I admit that I don't find that pulling my jaws apart helps, however. I would be interested in seeing what an over the counter antacid such as PepcidTwo does for Roley. You can dose it at 0.2mg/kg every 12 hours and see if it makes a difference.
Please respond with further questions or concerns if you wish.