Over the past few days I've become concerned that one of my dogs (4.5 year old male mini schnauzer) might be sick.
I am taking him into the vet today to be checked out, but I thought I would see if anyone here has any ideas as to what could be wrong.
- coughing/snorting, it sounds like is trying to cough something up. He doesn't cough constantly, it's like one bout of coughing that's lasts a minute or two, once a day.
- vomitting. He vomitted four days ago (his food came up). The he vomitted two days ago (three times in a row, it was his breakfast and what appeared to be a lot of mucus).
- loose stool. Once his stool appeared to be heavily coated in mucus.
Other than that, he still has an appetite and energy to play and go for walks.
I have switched him to chicken and rice and am feeding him small portions throughout the day, which seems to have stopped the vomiting, but last night he woke up with the coughing/snorting thing and was dry heaving.
He just received his annual check up in February. The vet said he seemed to be in perfect health, weight is good, his blood work was all normal, heartworm test was negative, and he received all his vaccinations (I split them up into multiple visits).
Like I said, I'm taking him to the vet today just to be cautious, but if anyone has any ideas I would be interested in hearing them. Thanks!