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Posted: 2/10/2006 5:23:50 AM EDT
Hey guys,

My buddy Jake, our labrador retriever, just past the 12 year mark. He's still in great shape for his age, but there's one thing that's starting to bother me.

At night, he makes this awful HEEEUUUULLLLFFFFF sound that sounds just like a drunk with the dry heaves. He doesn't throw up or anything, he just makes this really gross, LOUD sound, and then rolls over and goes back sleep.

The first time he did it it scared the hell out of me. I thought a damn wino had wondered into our bedroom or something.

When I mentioned it to our vet he basically shrugged it off and said "Yeah, dogs do that sometimes as they get older" and seemed to feel that it was nothing.

I'd just like a second opinion if anyone has one. Do any of your older dogs do this ? Anyone know why ?
Link Posted: 2/10/2006 5:31:27 AM EDT
Yup, mine has been doing it for 2 years. In the last 6 months he has started farting LOUDLY when he does it.

Link Posted: 2/10/2006 5:31:39 AM EDT
good descriptor

our dog did when I was a kid, but she had been hit like three times w/ broken ribs and all.
Link Posted: 2/10/2006 5:41:28 AM EDT
Hell, my grandfather did that. Didn't have to post about it on the internet.
Link Posted: 2/10/2006 5:44:50 AM EDT
My oldest dog is doing that exact thing as I type this lol, she has been doing it for a couple years now and the vet said it's nothing to worry about.
Link Posted: 2/10/2006 5:59:41 AM EDT

Originally Posted By pdxshooter:
Hell, my grandfather did that. Didn't have to post about it on the internet.



Link Posted: 2/10/2006 6:07:24 AM EDT
I've never heard of this. I would test the dog for heart worms and or tape worms first.
Link Posted: 2/10/2006 6:35:12 AM EDT

Originally Posted By pattymcn:
I've never heard of this. I would test the dog for heart worms and or tape worms first.



Nah...this dog sees a doc more often than I do and spends more time indoors than I as well.
Link Posted: 2/10/2006 11:55:10 AM EDT
If the dog has ever had kennel cough, it can leave scarring in his airway. I think this is what happened to my lab.
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