My female Pug has a major problem with phlegm in her throat. She is always gurgling.
She tries to bring it up, she hacks and gags and than goes into spasm, which I think has something to do with Pug's elongated soft palate. In any event, I don't know what to do. People have recommended Lemon juice - which has never helped. My VET states he is overweight around her neck and throat area. I just know I need help to get rid of all this horrible phlegm in her throat......Does anyone have any ideas? Thanks for your help.
You could be dealing with one or a combination of different problems:
1. Bronchitis, either acute or chronic or pneumonia
2. Kennel cough (usually a dry cough though)
4. Congestive Heart Failure
5. Collapsing trachea and/or polyps in the trachea
6. Elongated soft palate
7. Stenotic nares
These can all be aggravated by being overweight, if she is.
How old is she? I would start looking for different vet, this guy doesn't sound like he's well versed in brachycephalic (flat-faced) breeds, particularly pugs. I'm sure omeone on here can recommend a fantastic vet in your area or check with your local pug meet-up group.
Is she running a fever? has she always done this or is it new? How long has she been coughing?
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I agree with Lisa you need a new vet she should be checked out
HI , we are going through the very same thing . We have had Simba tested for everything ! ALL labs good . X rays good , however show a narrow part in esophagus . he has been on antibodics for 6 weeks . He eats and drinks but within minutes begins to gag and then throws up GOBS of phlegm/mucus .Thick sticky and he struggles so bad , I literally help him by pulling the crap out with my fingers !!!!!!!! then he is fine . But ... when he goes outside , here we go again . he is now on predizone therapy for accute bronchitis .
I have read everything under the sun about Pug and the respiratory system . vet says he does not have soft palate . We have had 6 YES 6 different vets !!!!!!
I fear he has tracheal collapse . He is 6 years old and I do not know how I will survive with out him !!!
Does your baby throw up the phlegm? What have you found out ???????? I too need help !
I must add Simba is NOT over weight ! He weighs 19 pounds .