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    So last week my dog was eating at her normal time and i knew something was wrong cause she looked over her back twice and she never does that while she has food left. She finished (she is a fast eater) and she immediately started this scary snorting noise that seemed as if she had something in her nose or the back of her throat. So we brought her into the vet asap and they said sometimes dogs have stuff go down the wrong pipe and it should be find in a couple days. So she hasnt had that weird snorting noise now since that day , but she periodically gags. It's really random and she never hurls anything up but she does that and she is back to normal. her spirits have never been shot. Anyone run into anything like this or know what it could be?

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    Kennel cough!

    Look at some youtube videos and see/hear if the gagging and snorting your dog is experiencing is similar.
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    Our greedy eater does the snort/reverse sneeze almost every time she eats plain dry kibble. We have been adding oil and a little water to her feed and it has slowed her down enough that it isnt so often
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    Quote Originally Posted by mitty View Post
    Kennel cough!

    Look at some youtube videos and see/hear if the gagging and snorting your dog is experiencing is similar.
    He already took the dog to the vet when it happened.

    I have a Taco dog that does it every time he eats, some dogs just inhale their food and this is what happens.
    Spread his food out on a cookie sheet or the floor and see if it will slow down the eating of the food. You can also put a large rock in his bowl to slow down the inhalation of food.
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    Quote Originally Posted by metalone67 View Post
    He already took the dog to the vet when it happened.

    I have a Taco dog that does it every time he eats, some dogs just inhale their food and this is what happens.
    Spread his food out on a cookie sheet or the floor and see if it will slow down the eating of the food. You can also put a large rock in his bowl to slow down the inhalation of food.
    My dog would see the rock as a treat and eat it too

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    Quote Originally Posted by freezeland View Post
    My dog would see the rock as a treat and eat it too
    Then make sure it's big enough.
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    My older lab makes the same noise. Sounds almost like she is choking or clearing her throat. In my case is is not KC. We have discussed in length with our vet. Our plan is to try to video it and send so they can hear/see. I'm never fast enough.

    My lab did have a bad case of KC when she was roughly 2 years old. We suspect she has a partially collapsed trachea as a result. I have found by wetting her food it seems to relieve much of the gagging. Sometimes my dog does it when she is not around food. She has awaken me a couple times in the night. She always seems fine. She is 10.5 now.

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    add some water, it slows them down

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    Google reverse sneeze. You should find a video of it....
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    I wouldn't be surprised if it turned out to be kennel cough in early stages either.

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