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post #1 of 56 (permalink) Old 08-01-2013, 08:31 PM Thread Starter
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Everest is sick (yorkshire)

Tomorrow I have an appointment at the vet for Everest (yorkshire 8 years old)

He coughs a lot.

Last year, Everest coughing only in the morning. The vet did not find anything.

But now, he coughs each hour...

He spits, he suffocates, he breathes hard.

I think it's his heart. but I hope I'm wrong.

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Oh no I hope Everest will be ok. Everest is one of, if not the most beautiful Yorkshire's I have ever seen. Praying for you.

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I love your pictures as always. Our Yorkie has an undiagnosed cough that comes and goes. To us she sounds like a Canadian Goose. She'll go weeks without a single episode then have them several times a day, they seem to take her breath away. Of course we can't get a cough at the Vets, and her lungs are clear. Hope your little one gets better soon..
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I love your pictures as always. Our Yorkie has an undiagnosed cough that comes and goes. To us she sounds like a Canadian Goose. She'll go weeks without a single episode then have them several times a day, they seem to take her breath away. Of course we can't get a cough at the Vets, and her lungs are clear. Hope your little one gets better soon..
Are you sure this isn't a reverse sneeze? (Doesn't actually sound like a sneeze, collapsing trachea would be more accurate). You can look up youtube videos of it. The history and your description is accurate for this, very commons in Yorkies, mine does it as well. Brought on by stress, excitement, pulling on leash, or allergens.

The OPs dog actually sounds like bronchitis to me, which is also common in older little dogs. With congestive heart disease you will ALWAYS have an increased respiratory rate at rest, so a good quick test for you to do and to have the info to take with you to the vet, is take a resting rate. All you do is wait for the dog to be asleep, truly asleep, and count the number of respirations for 1 minute. Normal is something under maybe 25/min, would likely see something like 40-50-60 a minute if heart disease causing a cough.
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Sorry to hear Everest is having trouble, hope all goes well at the apt tomorrow.
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Oh no.. poor little guy! I hope it's nothing serious. I'll keep you guys in my thoughts. Get better Everest!

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