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There are 2 dogs in my friend's house, and they have both been having a problem of dry heaving the last few days. Well, one of them anyways, started a few days ago. A 2 year old, full sized, purebred poodle of medium size named Arlo is the first one, and the first night we managed to help him dislodge a fairly large item from his throat. We thought it would end there, and he did stop for awhile, but it continued on after a few hours, though less frequently than before. This was 3 days ago, and last night the other dog, a 1 year old medium sized treeing walker coonhound named Loki started dry heaving as well. Our effort to help him dislodge something as well were unsuccessful, as nothing came out. They're both lower on energy than usual, and we've been considering infections. Arlo has had all of his shots, and we were told loki had them as well when we got him but we've been trying to be careful until we could confirm it. I need to know, is this parvo? Or possibly some other kind of infection? We haven't found any of the other symptoms for parvo specifically yet but if there's anyone who might have an insight for us, it would be fantastic. Definitely don't wanna lose our furry family
 

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It is against forum rules for anyone to give or ask for medical advice. This is very much a question for your vet. We're internet strangers, and someone well meaning giving you the wrong advice could very easily make your situation worse.

Once you have a diagnosis you may start a new thread to discuss the outcome, but until then please visit the vet.
 

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It is against forum rules for anyone to give or ask for medical advice. This is very much a question for your vet. We're internet strangers, and someone well meaning giving you the wrong advice could very easily make your situation worse.

Once you have a diagnosis you may start a new thread to discuss the outcome, but until then please visit the vet.

So, I dont even care anymore because I'm just gonna go somewhere else and delete my account now, but you mind telling that to the entire page of health discussions? Literally every post is someone asking questions about their dog's health issues, why are you singling mine out. Way to foster a welcoming community.
 

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You are, of course, welcome to go elsewhere, but this specific forum decided some time ago that we won't risk people in your position getting advice - however well meaning - that could hurt or kill their dogs because the cause of the medical issue is unknown. In your case, treating a viral respiratory infection vs. treating an injury/irritation of the throat vs. treating an object still lodged in the throat are going to be very different processes, and what's good for one may cause worse issues if the other is actually what's going on. And, because I'm not a vet, I'm sure there's more things that could be causing these symptom that I haven't even thought of than those three broad categories.

I assure you, everyone else here who has an issue that hasn't been seen by a vet is also being told to go to a veterinary professional for a diagnosis first, at least in recent years. If you still have issue with our policies I'll gladly shut down your account for you.
 

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As Daysleepers said, you are more than welcome to leave if you take issue with our policies.

I do hope "somewhere else" is a vet, though.
 
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