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How do I treat my Cocker Spaniel that is vomiting and coughing up mucas?

Posted by Ta

Our Cocker Spaniel is two years old.  This morning she started “coughing”. It sounds like a rapid huffing sound.  Then she will gag and throw up a frothy, mostly clear, watery fluid. It doesn’t contain any food particles etc.   I tried to give her water, but she refused.  I gave her a dog biscuit, hoping that would clear anything that might be in her throat; this only briefly halted the episodes. 

Between episodes she will fall sound asleep, like she is totally exhausted.  She is not around any other animals.  The last time she was groomed was 6-7 weeks ago. 

Can anyone tell me what this is, and what I can do to help her?

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You could be seeing the active stages of tracheobronchitis, also known as kennel cough.  There is usually a lot of coughing, gagging, and sometimes the production of a white, foamy phlegm.  Most of these dogs will recover from the infection in 1-2 weeks without any treatment.

However, you should have her examined to be sure there isn't some other type of more serious respiratory ailment going on.

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