My Riley almost always chokes after drinking water. I have to start paying attention to see if it's every time, most of the time, or only when he drinks water when he's panting.
He'll drink water and then immediatly gag. It's like a cough, mouth wide-open, and then a throwing up sound. Sometimes it's really bad, happens multiple times, and I'm afriad he's not getting air, that he's inhaled water.
He pants alot. Even tho' it's not hot out, he pants after short walks, and just now we were outside, at night, it's cool out, and he just literally ran in circles around me on the front lawn. Now he's still panting, drinking, choking, drinking more, choking.
Is this common? I WILL mention this to the vet when he goes to get his staples out which I think is on Monday. I'm just curious in the meantime.
That sounds a little excessive to me. When you say cool out, how cool do you mean? Two of my pugs really can't handle much over 65 before they think it's too hot.
Was the water too cold? Cold water makes some dogs puke, so he might be gagging. How old is Riley?
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I wonder if he has an elongated palot, causes chocking when eat or drinks
This is what I thought of too.
Originally Posted by chumley
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I think it's normal for Pugs to get exited and drink so much water that they throw some of it up. Daisy used to do that when she was a puppy, but it shouldn't happen that often.
Don't forget to give us an update I hope it's nothing too serius.
It is absolutely something that should be discussed with your vet. As the others have mentioned, it could be an elongated soft palate, and if this needs correcting it must only be done by a specialist who has extensive experience in this procedure. If your vet is dismissive of your concerns he/she is doing you a disservice. You need to get an answer on this because you don't want it to continue.
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Oscar used to puke when he would drink water as a pup as he'd drink it super fast.
He doesn't puke anymore but occasionally he'll belch.
It seems odd if he's panting alot & its not hot. Its a good sign that he's having some difficulty breathing.
Pugs should breathe out of their noses unless overheated.
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when brat was a puppy and laps up water real quick, he'll cough, and so does odette.is your puglet drinking water real fast?if the vet rules out anything physical, do you think using that upside down water bottle with a stainless steel ball at the metal tip kind would help slow puglet down when drinking water? we did that with brat coz we tot that it is easier to have the tip of that bottle at his mouth level than for him to bend down to lap up the water then drink it down again. but they are drinking from water bowl now and odette still coughs sometimes when she drinks real quick.....
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