Dog Coughing Problem in Lab
by Kevin Robinson
Yesterday my Lab started getting the dry heaves. She acts like she's trying to cough something up, but nothing comes up except some white liquid - like stomach liquid. She seems to do this a few times an hour and once it's over, she seems normal. She eats and drinks OK.
Any idea what may be the matter?Vet Suggestion for Treating Dog Cough
Based on your description, I am unable to determine whether your dog is coughing and bringing up phlegm or vomiting mucus and other stomach contents. Because she is eating and drinking and seems to feel fine otherwise, this does not sound like an emergency situation, but if her condition is not back to normal within a day or so or worsens at any time, make an appointment with your veterinarian.
It is possible that she simply has a mild respiratory infection or stomach irritation that will resolve on its own, but more serious diseases (e.g., foreign material lodged in her respiratory or digestive tract) can also cause these types of symptoms. In this case, her condition could worsen without appropriate treatment.
Best of luck,
Jennifer Coates, DVM