Dog Wheezing

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Registered: 01-18-2006
Dog Wheezing
Thu, 02-28-2013 - 6:06pm

When do you take em to the Vet?

Sheltie, alm 12 yo.


Does that wheezing thing & sounds like he's coughing up a furball.    Nothing comes out -but it's annoying to listen to.

When do I decide it's an issue?    Or is it simply par for the course of an older dog?

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Registered: 11-21-2001
Sat, 03-02-2013 - 2:21pm

Hi sweettartnacho...I'm sorry you're having this problem with your boy.  Is this something new?

For a 12YO dog, I would definitely take him to the vet for a checkup.  He could have kennel cough, or a respiratory problen.  When my ^Samantha^ was getting on in age I would take her twice a  year for a checkup, just to be safe.

I hope that this is nothing serious and can easily be diagnosed and treated.  Good luck and please be sure to keep us updated.

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Registered: 09-09-2008
Wed, 04-03-2013 - 1:54am

Could this be reverse sneezing going on?  Ours do that sometimes, you'd think something really awful is about to happen, but the vet tells us it's pretty harmless.  It sort of sounds like extreme wheezing, but I agree that I'd let my vet decide what it is, no matter what his age.