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Sputtering Choky Cough After Drinking?


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Guest Greensleeves

We have one of those circulating fountain water dishes (Drinkwell), and I've recently noticed that every time Gracie gets a drink, she comes back sputtering and coughing, like it's gone down the wrong pipe. She drinks from the bowl, not the running water bit.

 

Before I mention this to my vet, I thought I'd see if GT thought might be something more than Gracie drinking in a hurry. She's completely fine otherwise, but her mom did have LP. I don't know if it's the bowl; we have 8 other dogs who don't have a problem with it.

 

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Our water bowls, are elevated, but sometimes, Goldie drinks sooo fast, she does what you are describing. A good friend who has had GHs for years, came to visit us this past weekend. HE suggested putting a large stone in their water bowls, to keep them from drinking too fast. I live near a beautiful rushing stream, so I might try it ... this might help yours too! Good Luck!

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I have two that drink so fast they choke like that. They also get a bit too much water and urp some of it back up.

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I have two that drink so fast they choke like that. They also get a bit too much water and urp some of it back up.

 

Sherri has done this, too.

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Goldie would cough everytime he drank water-raised or on the ground-it didn't matter. A board certified vet said it was "drinkers cough" and nothing to be concerned about and it never caused him any problems. Interstingly he could drink other things like milk and wouldn't cough. Never figured that out! :)

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If it's happening a lot, I'd probably check in with the vet.

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Guest NewGreyOwner

OUr grey does this, too. Not every time, but often enough. It sounds like water is getting down the windpipe, but he doesn't seem to be in any distress. He does it whether it's from his elevated bowls or bowls on the floor - makes no difference.

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My first thought is LP, but that is because Monarch has it so when I hear a similar symptom that is what comes to mind... Could she be drinking too fast or too much? I've seen greys that drink too much at one time and start choking like you described.
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