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    Default HELP! My Pug is gurgling with PHLEGM in her throat !

    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.

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    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)
    3. Heartworm
    4. Congestive Heart Failure
    5. Collapsing trachea and/or polyps in the trachea
    6. Elongated soft palate
    7. Stenotic nares
    8. Allergies

    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

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    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 !

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    I must add Simba is NOT over weight ! He weighs 19 pounds .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Simbasgamma View Post
    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 !

    Depending on where you are located in Illinois, try to get him to either the University of Illinois Vet Hospital or the University of Wisconsin in Madison. They have all the specialist who can help you.
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