Why is my dog wheezing?
May 30, 2011 2:54 PM Subscribe
YANMV - What is my dog doing in this YouTube video
? Is she OK? (Apologies for bad sound).
posted by ORthey to Pets & Animals (9 answers total)
My dog Wynette has been making this occasional wheezing/huffing/hiccupping sound recently. The sound is terrible in the video, but essentially each sort of "lurching" movement is accompanied by a huff of air. It'll last for 30 seconds to a minute or so, and I've seen her do it maybe 10 times. She's a healthy, 35 pound mutt with some food allergies who eats or chews most everything she can get her jaws on.
- Hair in her throat (she's shedding and licks the floor all the time).
- Some sort of doggie crying.
I'm more than happy to take her to the vet if this looks like a problem, and I love my vet, but they charge $50 for a quick visit and I'd rather keep the money if it turns out to be explainable and not concerning. I can also give them a call, but they always encourage me to come in, and they're closed today and a bout of brief panic made me think to ask the Hive before tomorrow.
Thanks for any thoughts you may have!