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Hi,

We have not been here in a long time. However, I wanted to come chat with you guys about Beagle health. A couple of things:
Marley sometimes gags/coughs or spits up his water after taking a drink - something or nothing?

Marley had a bout of diarrhea and vomitting a couple of months ago, took to vet and meds helped. However, he still vomits here or there maybe once a week or every other. It's usually yellow bile. Today it had carrots in it from his snack yesterday and tiny white balls. Is this too often - something or nothing?

Marley did the backwards sneeze thing twice this week, never heard him do it before, scared us both - something or nothing?

Lastly, I am home with him during the day now and he yawns and sleeps all day long unless I get him a treat, we go outside, etc. something or nothing?
 

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I'm not sure about the coughing water. Maybe he drinks too fast? I know if Caesar eats too fast he'll cough up some kibble.

Everytime he vomits write it down somewhere. Make notes of what he has eaten that day, has been around other dogs, long walk etc... Maybe there is a pattern that you haven't noticed yet. As for diarrhea, canned pumpkin puree (not pie filling) is good at helping correct that.

The reverse sneeze is normal from what I understand. Caesar does it sometimes, usually out on a walk.

If Caesar had his way he would sleep all day. I don't think it's a problem. If your worried about it find him a toy that would keep him intersted...and awake.

Hope this helps!
 

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Reverse sneezes are completely normal. Some beagles do it more than others (like mine, who likes to do them at 2am and scare the snot out of me!).

The laziness seems normal to me, too, simply b/c JoJo does it. She wakes up around 8ish, comes down and goes potty, then sleeps and is lazy until lunch time. Then she's up for the most part until the evening (but normally has a small nap in the afternoon). We've bought her several new toys lately to keep her interest and they've helped a lot. Keep Marley occupied and interested to help stay awake.

The vomiting, I concur with Caesar's mom. I'd write it down and check with the vet. You may see a pattern.
JoJo does a weird hacky-coughy thing all the time. She coughs a few times then hacks and I'm always sure she's going to vomit but doesn't. Almost like a dry heave....I think it's allergy related, as it's picked up since the pollen's been out.
But probably 2x a month she'll actually throw up on an empty stomach. She has stress colitis, so there are times when her stomach is just upset.

The water thing -- I'm thinking he may just be drinking too fast, but I'd ask about that too, next time you're at the vet.

I hope this helps, too. I know how it feels when you've got SO many questions and you're not sure whether it's really something or nothing.
 

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Cleo used to cough when drinking and the vet said it was from drinking too fast. She recomended either elevating the bowl or putting something in the water that will slow her down.
 

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Booker and Buzz both cough 99% of the time after they have had a drink water. Sometimes it is just a cough, sometimes it is more of a gag and might end up with spitting some of it back up. Booker has done it all the time we've had her (9 years) and Buzz as well (1 year). Popcorn and Moose never do it.

None of ours are big pukers - but we have the odd episode. Moosie gets mild diarrhea relatively often - maybe once a week or so, but it usually only lasts a couple of poops and then he goes back to normal.

Popcorn used to reverse sneeze almost every day - but since we have worked out her allergy problems it is much less frequent... usually only if she pulls too hard on her leash. The other three reverse sneeze once in a blue moon.

None of ours have ANY energy unless they are playing with each other or about to go out on a walk - doesn't really change depending on their age.
 

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thank you all! You have made me feel much better
I will bring this up at our annual appt just to be sure, but I am convinced it's just his beagleness, lol.
 

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I have a question of my own (a something or nothing that I didn't want to open a new topic for).

Evan dropped Quinn on to the carpet yesterday - he does this in play with the puppies (and no - I don't agree with it). She's always come out fine, but yesterday, she started limping afterwards. She seemed fine not long after. She began putting pressure back on her right hind leg again, and didn't seem to be in any noticeable pain.

This morning, I just got them out to go potty, and she wasn't putting any pressure on the leg again. I examined it, and she didn't wince or whine when I held it, so I think I can safely rule out any sort of break, but I'm still concerned about this.

We JUST got back from the vet, so I don't really want to go again...any suggestions before I take her AGAIN?
 

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Hmmm...I'd say no to beagle drops onto the carpet or any surface, actually.

About 2 months ago, JoJo did something to her leg. She limped and babied it for 2 days or so, then was perfectly normal. She wouldn't fuss about us touching it or examining it.
I'd keep an eye on it and she how does. If it doesn't get better, I'd give a call to the vet.
 

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Thanks! I told the guys in Evan's apartment that it's time to stop such behavior now. I'm not too thrilled to see my puppy limping AT ALL.

I read on here that it's okay to give children's aspirin. Should I do that?
 
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