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I’ve just took my dog out for a walk and he’s breathing

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Hi I’ve just took my dog out for a walk and he’s breathing heavier than normal and making this strange noise almost like there’s something stuck in his throat
JA: Hi there. I'll do all I can to help. Does this strange breathing happen all the time or only sometimes? Does the dog have a cough as well?
Customer: he’s absolutely fine around the house on a day to day basis then the last 2 walks I’ve took him on his breathing/ panting has been really rapid and then he has a drink and makes this really strange like almost choking noise
JA: What's the dog's name and age?
Customer: he’s called Milo and hes 5 in September he’s a springer
JA: Is there anything else the Vet should know?
Customer: no
Submitted: 18 days ago.
Category: Vet
Expert:  Linda Simmon replied 18 days ago.

Hello, you are through to Dr Linda, a UK based vet.

I'm sorry to hear this and appreciate your concern.

Is he breathing more than 30 times a minute?

Does he seem distressed?

Has he got over heated?

Expert:  Linda Simmon replied 18 days ago.

Without further information it is very difficult for me to provide the best advice but I shall certainly try.

Please reply when you can and we can continue the conversation.

His signs are a worry, especially as it has occurred more than once.

I would like Milo to be examined by a vet at this stage. They will listen to his heart and lungs. They may also run some tests such as a chest xray.

We would want to rule out e.g  heart disease, lungworm and laryngeal paralysis.

Hopefully it is nothing sinister but it is important we have him assessed.