Goose Honking Sound from my pom?

Go Back   Dog Forum > Keeping and Caring for Dogs > Dog Health

Goose Honking Sound from my pom?

This is a discussion on Goose Honking Sound from my pom? within the Dog Health forums, part of the Keeping and Caring for Dogs category; Hey all. Roxie, my 4 1/2 yr old pom, has been recently making this horrible honking cough. It happens anytime, when she is just relaxing ...

User Tag List

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 01-31-2009, 05:05 PM
  #1
Member
 
aprcarls's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: North Carolina
Posts: 98
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Exclamation Goose Honking Sound from my pom?

Hey all. Roxie, my 4 1/2 yr old pom, has been recently making this horrible honking cough. It happens anytime, when she is just relaxing in her bed, to playing, to just walking in the kitchen. It doesn't matter. She really panicks and tries to run to one of use to console her. It really scares us when she does it. She is eating and drinking fine, and is not over weight. She is 9 pounds (which i know standard is 3-6) she is not standard. I asked the vet, and they said that is wasn't anything to worry about. WHAT?? Should I get a second opinion, and get an x-ray done, or really, there isn't anything to worry about. Please help..
Here is a few pics of her with her new style cut..thanks to all in advance.
Attached Images
  
aprcarls is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-31-2009, 06:56 PM
  #2
dch
Member
 
dch's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: USA
Posts: 80
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Change vets! Your vet is an idiot!

Your dog either has Kennel cough, which should be monitored so she doesn't get pneumonia. (It does go away on it's own, but more sever cases will need a vaccination, injectible kennel cough vaccine.) It's a virus and doesn't respond to antibiotics. But with some dogs they need the antibiotics to stop secondary infections.

With your breed they are very prone to Collapsed Trachea's. Your dog is at the age when they can develop this. Go to this website : Collapsed Trachea|Small Dog Throats
To read more about this.

If you keep consoling her, this will make her more worried and being worried and stressed will make her cough more. Just have her sit or lay in your lap and pet her, but don't show that you are worried.

I would definitely take her to the vet!

Good luck for your little girl.
dch is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-02-2009, 07:47 AM
  #3
Banned
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Tannersville Pennsylvania
Posts: 112
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Isn't this one of the breeds that is famous for a reverse sneeze? From what I understand its nothing to worry about just something some of the dogs with that particular trait do very well. Which would at times resemble the sound of a honking goose.
ChathamHillKennels is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-05-2009, 06:51 PM
  #4
Senior Member
 
GeorgieGirl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Nashville, TN
Posts: 303
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Those are great pics arpcarls! She looks really great with her new "do"!
In answer to your question, I know Corgie's are known for this. I used to have a co worker who would bring hers to work with her and he'd do this.
You might want to get a second opinion, it's awlays a good idea to have a new set of eyes look from a different angle so to speak.
GeorgieGirl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-22-2009, 08:17 PM
  #5
Member
 
StellaLucyDesi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Cincinnati, Ohio
Posts: 36
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
If you're really concerned, see your vet. But it sounds like what is called reverse sneezing. My Stella (cavalier) does this. The first time she did it, I was scared! But then I found out what it really is (reverse sneeze). It is harmless. To stop it, I gently put my hand over her nose. Sometimes rubbing the throat helps.
StellaLucyDesi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-23-2009, 06:53 AM
  #6
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Iowa
Posts: 6
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
A friend of mine has a pom & he has the same cough. his vet told him the same as the above. its normal for this breed.
wolfemom is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-24-2009, 06:43 PM
  #7
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 4
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
my chihuahua does the same thing and the vet says its normal (very scary for me though)
timrev8 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-29-2009, 07:53 PM
  #8
Member
 
aprcarls's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: North Carolina
Posts: 98
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by StellaLucyDesi View Post
If you're really concerned, see your vet.
Thanks, but I did see my vet, and they said it was normal. She has stopped doing it now. Nothing for about a month now. it is scary to hear ,though.
aprcarls is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-03-2009, 10:20 AM
  #9
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Posts: 2
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Its not normal and is likely a collapsing trachea. You can read all about coughing on Doggedhealth - Dog Health Problems but I am pretty certain it is the collapsing trachea which is the last condition described in the coughing article Cough
egr287 is offline   Reply With Quote
Dog Stairs - Dog Steps - Quality Pet Products
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Barking and howling at any sound! BuBu Dog Training and Behavior 10 02-11-2010 04:16 PM
Hey does it sound like I'm ready for a new puppy or 2? lol The Black Plage General Dog Discussion 12 12-31-2009 01:25 PM


Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:07 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
SEO by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL2
User Alert System provided by Advanced User Tagging v3.1.0 (Lite) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2014 DragonByte Technologies Ltd. Runs best on HiVelocity Hosting.