View Full Version : Dog Mucus, breathing difficulty
28-05-2006, 07:23 PM
Hi guys, glad to have found you all,
I hope you can help me.
I have a 3 year old Border Collie and just recently he has been having difficulty breathing, but only from time to time. I have noticed it more and more recently though,
It lasts for a few seconds, and its kind of like when we have mucus in our throats, and we really want to swallow it down to be able to breathe. It is just like that sound, and he troubles to breathe for a short while.
Does anybody know what it could be? He's a very active dog, but not very sociable.
30-05-2006, 09:31 AM
Not sure what it could be, but maybe a wise idea to see what your vet says.
30-05-2006, 01:12 PM
What type of collar do you use?
Does he pull?
Does he lunge out at other dogs?
Vet check is always warranted when our dogs develop problems.
He could have a mild infection, could have some slight damage from pulling (internal bruising on the throat area) or could have something stuck.
Only a vet examination will identify the cause
04-06-2006, 09:56 PM
Hi i have a bitch that suffers from bronchitis :cry: , can you be a little more specific with you dogs symptoms.if only to eliminate
19-11-2006, 06:49 PM
From the sound of its I would take your dog to the vet. It sounds like the same as what my Dobie had. After a diagnosis from the vet it was confirmed it was Cardiomyopathy. :cry: Dont want to alarm you in any way but I would seriously get it checked out. It maybe something of nothing I hope. :D Good Luck.
20-11-2006, 11:48 PM
This doesn't sound Heart related to me hun. But I'm not a Vet so I can't be sure. The symptoms you mentioned don't seem to be severe or a indication of a heart condition and in your Dogs age......it is possible but rare. My Dog had a heart condition when he was 2 years old and now he has Heart Failure among other things.
I would take your Dog to the Vet. Its best to get him checked over. Is he presenting any other symptoms such as coughing, urinating more frequently, drinking more frequently, shaking, etc? Good luck at the Vet and let us know how you get on.