If your dog is choking all the time, it can be difficult to watch. Your dog could be choking on all types of things, although if your dog didn't ingest anything and is still choking, there could be something wrong with your dog's health, or there may be something inside your dog's throat. If your dog is choking but it isn't producing anything, you need to take your dog to the veterinarian for an exam and for a checkup to see what may be going on. In the meantime, here are a few things you can do to help your dog.
Loosen The Collar
Your dog's collar may be to blame for all of that choking. If your dog has a collar that is too tight, it could be restricting its ability to swallow or even breathe. Check on your dog's collar, especially as your dog ages, or gains weight. You may also need to change the type of collar that you are using, as it may be causing discomfort around your dog's neck. Try to loosen the collar first to see if this helps, then change the collar if necessary.
Give Your Dog Softer Food
Your dog could be choking because of the food you are feeding them. If your dog is older, hard bits of food may not be agreeing with their system. Your dog may not be chewing it correctly, and you should switch to softer food, or add water to the food you are already giving. If your dog continues to have a problem, watch how they eat. If they are eating too quickly, your dog may also choke. Give your dog a bowl that makes it more difficult to eat all the food at once. Doing so will then slow down how quickly they eat their food.
Monitor Your Dog When Outside
Your dog may be choking as a reaction to getting into something they should not have. Your dog could have ingested something it shouldn't have and is now choking because of it. Your dog may also be eating something and is allergic to it. If your dog has this issue, monitor your dog when outside alone to be sure this isn't happening.
If your dog is choking all of the time, it's something you need to look into. Your dog could have something going on internally that needs treatment. If your pet is experiencing these issues, contact a veterinarian or an animal health service.Share
23 June 2021
For years, I wanted to fill my home with happy animals. When I got married, my spouse wanted a pet just as much as I did, and it was great to start looking for pets together. We were able to find a rescue animal who worked well with our budget and our lifestyle, and it was neat to give that sweet animal a home. However, after we brought the pet into our home, we realized that he needed some medical care. We turned to a veterinarian for advice on his medical health, and we worked on getting him completely vaccinated. Check out this blog for more information on finding help early.