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    I almost hate to post this as I might jinx myself...but Gordy has been gagging a few times recently (over a month) when he gets excited. I am nervous this might be the start to Laryngeal Paralysis. Do I take him into the vet now? It isn't very often but often enough my son has noticed and recently my hubby commented on it. He is healthy except for his spinal deteration affecting his back legs. It is not kennel cough.

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    You could take him to the vet for an official diagnosis and peace of mind that nothing else is going on with him. If Gordy is wearing a collar I would suggest loosening so it can come over his head easily. He can wear it to hold his tags but not to walk with instead use a harness less trauma to his throat, especially if he pulls.

    Our Tootsie has LP, she was around 3yrs when we adopted her. Although her LP was caused by having her vocal cords cut, she has started coughing/gaging more with age. We have started giving her benedryl daily as this helps her breathing and minimized her gaging, plus Pepcid as the benedryl can cause upset tummy. She still romps and plays with her siblings she knows her limits and that she needs to take breaks to catch her breath.
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    thanks, he doesn't wear a collar except to go on a walk. Walks are rare now because he trips and falls and I am afraid he might hurt himself.

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    I am sorry you have this worry. I think I would call the vet and see if they suggest bringing him in.

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