Help: Chihuahua has been coughing up white foam/phlegm since this morning?

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Old 08-07-2018, 02:33 PM
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Help: Chihuahua has been coughing up white foam/phlegm since this morning?

As the title said, my chihuahua has been throwing up/coughing up this sticky, mucus that looks like white foamy phlegm all day? It started around 9:00 am. He woke up feeling fine. My mother claimed to have fed him the same as we always do. This started randomly, as I was sitting at the kitchen table reading. I have tried giving him water and bread. He is only interested in the bread.

There are periods where he calms down, and is sitting/laying down in his bed for long periods of time (45-min to an 1 hour) and he is fine, but as soon as he stands up and starts walking around, it starts all over??

Has anyone seen this before. I have not called the vet yet because my parents are saying to wait it out ( and dont want to pay a lot for something easily fixable) but im worried?
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Old 08-07-2018, 02:52 PM
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It doesn't look well. I would go straight to the vet.

If the episodes aren't frequent and he is behaving normally, you should note the circumstances that preceed them and try to monitor him. However, if these episodes turn to be more frequent I would seek medical advice.
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If it only happened once, in the morning, BEFORE being fed, I'd say hunger pukes and that the fix is to feed him since having a completely empty stomach is the cause of those.

You say that it's ongoing though so you should at least call the vet and ask their opinion on if they think you should bring him in or if it's safe to wait. Tell your parents, in a very respectful manner, that it's cheaper to take the dog in during your vet's normal hours then to wait and have the dog maybe get worse and have to bring him in as an emergency in the middle of the night.
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Ring the vet, also you could ring poisons free calling number for advice. Check your dog hasnt eaten or drank anything poisonous. Check around the house & garden for clues or evidence. eg snail bait. Check in your dogs mouth & throat for something stuck. I've seen my friends dog puke liquidy froth from tryna cough back up bones. Bread is also not sposed to be good for dogs. Try feeding something else. Maybe double check all the food he's had by google or the vet to see if its ok for dogs. I was surprised when I got mine by the list of things she cant have. like grapes, raisins garlic etc. & no cooked bones, only large raw ones from certain animals supervised, dont leave them with them without watching. Some vets are saying no bones at all. Even raw hide can cause vomiting like that. This could be fatal or it could be nothing to worry about & may come right on its own but these are my suggestions. The other thing is that anxiety can cause lack of appitite & sometimes vomiting.
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