Does your dog retch after drinking water? Is this normal?

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squanderedcore Thu 13-Aug-20 15:12:54

Hello one of my dogs (3 year old lh daschund bitch) otherwise in good health, has gone from coughing a few times after drinking water to full blown retching but not actual vomiting. We have an appt. with vet early next week but in the meantime, I was just wondering if anyone else's dog does this? Is it usual? I haven't come across it in dog's before. Our other dog has never done this for example.

Btw, it's exactly the same whether she comes in from a long walk and drinks or has an idle drink when she is resting.

Thanks for any feedback/advice.

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BlueSlice Thu 13-Aug-20 15:16:10

My mini dachshund often coughs/mini retches after a drink too. No idea why.

BiteyShark Thu 13-Aug-20 15:16:23

Mine sometimes does but that is because he gulps it down especially after exercise.

Mrsjayy Thu 13-Aug-20 15:17:02

I know she will be an itty bitty thing but can you raise her dish ? Mine does occasionally if the water is just out the tap I have raised his food bowls because he was coughing with food. Hopefully you get to the bottom of it

squanderedcore Thu 13-Aug-20 16:06:08

Thanks for responses so far which are reassuring in that it seems fairly common and for usual reasons ifyswim. I have a bowl holder somewhere so will give that a go ... .

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vanillandhoney Thu 13-Aug-20 17:32:03

Sometimes - normally when he drinks really quickly. It's certainly not a daily occurrence though! Try a raised bowl.

RiaRoth Thu 13-Aug-20 17:54:03

You are right to get it checked out with a vet. Always retching after drinking is not normal. I would want an exam of the trachea to rule out any physical reasons.

Once that has been ruled out try a slow water bowl like this one


UnfinishedSymphon Thu 13-Aug-20 21:54:11

My lab does this but only after drinking a lot in one go

squanderedcore Fri 14-Aug-20 09:37:19

Thank you for latest responses/advice. Much appreciated!

She's a very strange dog in all sorts of ways with an unfortunate past, so I wouldn't be at all surprised if her physical confirmation was a bit off tbh. I'll see what the vet says and get a slow water bowl in the meantime.

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squanderedcore Fri 14-Aug-20 09:42:02

Meant to say, the vet might have her work cut out examining her as, owing to awful puppyhood, she is very head shy, very determined, and a master wriggler. smile

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