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What is Spitting Up White Foam?

When a dog is spitting up white foam, it generally means that he is either vomiting or coughing up white foamy matter.  And, he could be doing so as a result of several conditions, some of which are serious while others are of less concern.   Your dog could be spitting up white foam as a result of:

  • Kennel cough
  • Bloat
  • Upset stomach
  • Fungal infection
  • Rabies 

Some of these conditions are more serious than others; some will require more intense treatment than others.

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Why Spitting Up White Foam Occurs in Dogs

Our canine companions can make some unusual sounds and behave in unusual ways which can be scary to the pet owner.  If your canine companion is spitting up white foam, there could be several conditions/reasons why it is occurring: 

Kennel Cough

This is a very contagious condition which can be picked up by your pet when he is boarded,spent time in a shelter or hospital or when he comes into close contact with other canines.  It is an upper respiratory infection which can show up within about 10 days of exposure. The most frequent symptoms are a dry cough sometimes accompanied by gagging or coughing up white foam.

Bloat

Your pet may spit up white foam after eating or exercise because his stomach has filled with air or fluid.  The stomach will become swollen and hard. This is called bloat and can be a very dangerous condition for your pet because, when the stomach fills with air or fluid, it can cause the stomach to rotate, which then traps the food.  It obstructs the veins around the stomach.

Upset Stomach

Sometimes your canine family member will wolf down his dinner or drink a whole bowl of water after exercising and then vomit it back up. Something has probably upset his stomach or he has eaten something which doesn’t agree with his digestive system.

Fungal Infection

Due to the investigative nature of most canines, they can pick up fungal organisms as they sniff, scratch or dig into soils which have been contaminated.  This is especially true if the soil contains bird, poultry or bat excrement.  If ingested or inhaled, the fungal organism can cause an infection which is characterized by a harsh cough and a white foam discharge.

Rabies

Your pet may be rabid, having contracted rabies from an outside source, and may be demonstrating the classic symptom of foaming at the mouth. The foam comes as a result of nerve damage in the mouth and throat which prevents the infected canine from swallowing.

What to do if your Dog is Spitting Up White Foam

If the episode is infrequent and if your pet is otherwise behaving normally, you can likely note the circumstances which preceded it and monitor him for any future episodes.  However, if the episodes become more frequent or if your pet begins to act or behave abnormally or his condition worsens, you should seek medical advice from your veterinary professional as soon as possible.  Depending on how quickly the condition of your pet worsened, seeking that medical advice may need to come in the form of an emergency veterinary facility, as some of the possible causes can be more serious than others.

If the diagnosis is kennel cough, then there may not be any treatment required as the infection generally passes within about 5 days on its own, though some veterinary professionals will prescribe antibiotics at the onset to prevent the development of pneumonia if the suspected cause is bacterial or viral. Generally, bacterial or viral infections can take up to 3 weeks to fully resolve.  Close monitoring may be necessary in these cases as bacterial or viral infections can develop into pneumonia and become very serious very quickly.

Bloat can be a very serious condition and can develop into a life-threatening condition pretty quickly.  If your pet’s stomach is swollen and hard and he is acting like he doesn’t feel good (pacing, refusal to sit or lie down, drooling, unproductive vomiting), get him to an emergency veterinary facility emergently.  The attending vet will need to release the pressure in the stomach which will require removing the fluid or air that has built up in it.  This can be done via a tube insertion into the stomach, or, if the gastric tube is blocked because the stomach is twisted, a needle aspiration will be performed to release the pressure.  

If your pet is in shock, he will need to stabilized with IV fluids and electrolytes. Once he is stabilized and the pressure released in the stomach, there will likely be dietary regimens recommended, changes in the feeding schedule and manner in which it is done and exercise routine changes as they relate to feeding time. 

Prevention of Spitting Up White Foam

In the case of kennel cough, vaccination will reduce the opportunity for this upper respiratory infection to inflict your pet.  This is a regulated vaccination and your veterinary professional will guide you as to the frequency of its administration.

In the case of bloat, one of the more serious causes of spitting up white foam, there will likely be some lifestyle changes required to reduce the chances of the episode repeating itself.  Your veterinary professional or attending vet will recommend things like:

  • If your pet eats from a raised food bowl, you may need to lower it
  • Feed several small meals daily instead of one large one
  • Develop methods to slow down the gulping and fast eating that many canines utilize
  • Restrict your pet’s exercise activity after his meals
  • Try to control the amount of food and water which is consumed at one time
  • Develop ways to reduce the stressors in your pet’s life

Cost of Spitting Up White Foam

The treatment costs for the various potential causes of spitting up white foam will, of course, be dependent upon the diagnosed cause for it.  For example, kennel cough cost could range from $300 to $3,000 to treat.  Bloat or stomach dilatation treatment costs could range from $500 to $10,000, depending upon the severity of the bloat and the condition of the canine when seen by the vet.  Rabies costs could range $950 to $2,000 for appropriate treatment. And stomach or intestinal inflammation, depending on the root cause, could cost from $300 to $6,000 for treatment.

Spitting Up White Foam Questions and Advice from Veterinary Professionals

Airabella
Corgi
10 Years
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Only coughing when excited
Vomitting white foam
Coughing

My corgi mix started coughing about 8hrs ago. She sounds like she’s trying to cough something up or vomit. She has her coughing fits and coughs up white foam. She then goes and lays in her bed. She doesn’t cough if she still and resting. Only when she gets excited or gets up at all really. Her nose is cold and wet and she’s eating and drinking normally. I’ve counted her respiration’s and they are between 15 and 30 breaths a minute. I don’t hear wheezing and she does snore when she sleeps but she done that all her life. She hopped the fence about 10 days ago and was found at the park down the street. She also decided to lay under the front porch yesterday morning. I’m concerned she sniffed something she shouldn’t have. She does not like the vet and I’m concerned the stress of going will make her worse. I want to be sure she absolutely needs to go before I put her through that.

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Dobie
Labrabull
3 Years
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Walk Unevenly

Throwing up white foamy (almost phelgmy). 3 days off and on. Was digging in dirt playing with his toys in the yard before that. If he eats or drinks too fast throws it up. Has drool hanging out of jowels on occasion. When he barks it almost sounds like a sore throat.

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Theo
Yorkie-Maltese
8 Months
Serious condition
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Serious condition

Has Symptoms

Vomiting

My dog theo has been throwing up white foam for 2 hours, stopped for a little over 2 hours, then started again after we gave him just a little water. What should I do? He has all of hit shots.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Bringing up white foam may be caused by a few different causes but more often it is due to an empty stomach or some gastric upset; you should try to offer Theo some food or some boiled chicken and rice to see if he eats and if he stops bring up white foam. You should keep an eye on him and try to keep him hydrated as well; other issues may include an obstruction, parasites or a gastrointestinal infection. If there is no improvement after a day or symptoms get worse visit your Veterinarian. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Rascal
Schnoodle
10 Years
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Rascal is starting to cough a lot and is spitting up white foamy substance. It kind of like he's choaking or trying to throw up. He has been diagnosed with a slight heart murmer. He's been taking Vetmedin 2.25mg and Enalapril 2.5mg twice daily for about a year now. He just started coughing yesterday a lot. I called the Vet and she is going to prescribe another pill to help his issue.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Most likely your Veterinarian is going to prescribe an acid reducer for the stomach, on top of this you can feed Rascal smaller meals more often so that the stomach isn’t empty; but follow the instructions from your Veterinarian as Rascal is under their duty of care. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Shasta
Labrador Husky
7 Years
Serious condition
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Serious condition

Has Symptoms

white foam
Coughing

My dog has been coughing for a couple months now. At first I thought it was kennel cough, but it has not gone away. He now lays down when eating and drinking and coughs up white foam after each meal, drink, or while laying down. I thought it might be a food allergy, but now I am more concerned. He's up to date on his shots too.
Thank you

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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There are various conditions which may be affecting Shasta, but you would need to visit your Veterinarian to determine the specific cause; try giving Shasta an elevated food bowl (place the bowl on a few phone books) to see if there is any improvement. It isn’t unusual for a dog to lay down to eat, but the spitting up of white foam may be related. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Harlow
Goldendoodle
2 Years
Mild condition
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Mild condition

Has Symptoms

Warm
Warm throwing up white foam

My dog has been coughing/hacking up white foam mixed with yellow liquid and acting abnormal. Lots of sleeping and he won’t eat. He has had some water but not much. I gave him a small piece of turkey and he played with it for a minute and left it alone then finally ate it. Same reaction with his treats. He has been very lovey and clingy to me and feels warm. He was coughing last night but I haven’t noticed any coughing today. He has had kennel cough before but it seemed different than his current symptoms.

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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Harlow should see a veteirnarian. If he is vomiting and not eating, and seems warm, he may need medical attention. Without examining him, I cannot comment on what might be going on with him, but a veterinarian will be able to assess him and determine if he needs any testing or treatment. I hope that he does well.

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Chubbs
Labrador Pit
10 Years
Mild condition
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Mild condition

Has Symptoms

Back limp
Spitting up foam
licking butt

My dog has been spitting up white foam for about a week. Prior to this he had been licking his but constantly and is about a month outside of when his shots were supposed to be updated. He is eating regularly and energy levels seem about normal but his throwing up is becoming consistent. What should i do?

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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There can be many causes for vomiting as dogs get older, and Chubbs should probably have a good exam with a veterinarian, and possible some lab work. They'll be able to see him, determine what might be going on, and recommend any treatment that might be needed.

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Finn
Borador
8 Months
Mild condition
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Mild condition

Has Symptoms

Gagging/coughing

My 8 month old male lab/collie puked and has had diahhrea a few times in the last few days. But then it stopped. Suddenly last night he gagged and spit up off and on, and more so even in the morning.
He’s had all shots.
He’s acting completely fine, I didn’t feed him this morning cause I figured it would come back up. He’s still energetic, wants to eat and play, but I’m really worried. It’s never happened before. I did find sticks and some foreign objects in his poo (which is now back to normal) but then today it’s the white foamy spit up and “coughing/gagging”. Any suggestions? I am a little worried cause money is hard to come by for me, but the dog means everything to me. So any help would be appreciated.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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It isn’t wise to withhold food because the acid in the stomach will just accumulate and irritate the stomach which will lead to more vomiting; try to feed Finn small regular portions of boiled chicken and rice so that the stomach isn’t empty, once the vomiting is under control you should reintroduce the regular food slowly. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

Thank so much. It seems that food is the only thing that’s helping his gagging, though he did it again all night last night again. I fed him rice and chicken this morning, and he hasn’t coughed up anything for a couple hrs now. But he’s panting a little and it’s not hot in my house. And his nose is drippy.

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Zoe
Bichon Frise
2 Years
Mild condition
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Mild condition

Has Symptoms

Throwing up white foam
Coughing

My dog began throwing up around 4am this morning. The first time is was yellow stomach bile, the next was a thick white foam. She has been throwing up this white foam almost every 5 minutes for 3 hours now and is whimpering slightly when laying down. She has thrown up white foam in the past, but not this much. I’m very concerned this is something serious?

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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Thank you for your email. That does sound serious, and it would be best to have Zoe seen today by your veterinarian, as they can examine her, run any testing that needs to be run, and figure out what is going on with her. I hope that she is okay!

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Bella
Mixed lab
5 Years
Serious condition
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Serious condition

Has Symptoms

Nasal Discharge
Reverse sneezing
Coughing
Runny Nose
Sneezing
Fatigue
Coughing up white frothy sputum

Medication Used

none

Okay so about a year ago, our dog started having a consistent sneeze along with a thick yellowish discharge. She has also had the reverse cough thing going on. Took her to the vet and after numerous tests, they tell us its probably allergies. Her nose is constantly runny and it seems this is something much worse than allergies. Well these symptoms are still present today and now for the last few days she has developed a cough that sounds like its deep within her lungs. And she has been coughing up a white frothy foam. She sounds very congested in her lungs and she seems to not be eating and isn't as active as she usually is. We had her for a few years before any of these problems started and she was a perfectly healthy dog. Any thoughts on what may be going on?

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Typically a thick yellow discharge would be indicative of an infection as a discharge caused by an allergy is generally less viscous and clear; without examining Bella I cannot determine the specific cause since I cannot listen to her chest or perform a general examination but I would suggest returning to your Veterinarian or visiting another Veterinarian for an examination since Bella is having respiratory difficulty. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Loki
Pembroke Welsh Corgi
2 Years
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

My 2 1/2 year old corgi has been gagging/coughing/throwing up for the last 9 hours off and on. Usually it’s a white foamy liquid that comes out. He still seams to act fine. He ate and drank water like normal. Should I take him to an emergency vet?

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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You should keep an eye on Loki and try feeding him his meals in smaller quantities and more often; the gagging may be due to some acid reflux, a stray hair or something in the throat. See how he goes, but if there is no improvement over the day you should visit your Veterinarian for an examination in the evening. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

My 20 month walker hound just spit up some white foam about 20 minutes ago, so I started Googling to find out reasons and what to do. She just came into my room and "vomited" foam with a round dark object. Cleaning it up, we found it is a rock. Just like a child, she likes to pick up things in her mouth. Will keep an eye on her, but feel she will be fine. So, I'm adding foreign objects to the list of possibilities from now on.

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Cash
German Shepherd
10 Years
Mild condition
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Mild condition

Has Symptoms

Coughing,

Medication Used

none

Cash has been coughing up white foam (and then eating it) for a 24 hours. He’s still eating regularly, still wants to play with his toys. His belly feels normal (not hard or painful if I feel it). He’s usually not shy if he’s in pain (his ears get infected sometimes and he is very loud if someone tries to touch them). The cough sounds like honking. He coughs a little bit when he’s laying down. His gums don’t look pale either. He just went to the groomer last Monday to get his bordatella shot and a bath.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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A honking cough (like a goose honk) is concerning and a Veterinarian’s mind will always jump to tracheal collapse as a cause when they can hear a dog in the waiting room; I would have your Veterinarian take a look at the cough since a collapsing trachea can cause an obstruction to the airway and can be serious so it would be best to get it checked out. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Toby
Chihuahua
1 Year
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Gagging up white foam
Gag

This morning i took my chihuahua out for a walk around 11:15 AM on a harness, he saw a cat outside and was pulling on his harness to try and run, he started caughing & gagging up white foam. I’m really concerned about it, i called his vet & explained, she said it might have been from excitment, or he choked himself? He gags up white foam from time to time. Is acting normal, eating. Right now he’s napping.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Try to keep Toby calm and give him a rest for a day or so before taking him out again, normally I don’t like harnesses but they can be good in some dog which have coughing and respiratory issues when pulling on the lead. Make sure he is hydrated but if this issue continues you should have your Veterinarian check Toby over to be on the safe side. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

My dog's name is Baby and he is going to be 9 months old he is a pitbull he loves to play fetch but only when we played fetch does he spit up white foam he's acting normal he eats and drinks normal just only when we play he spits up white foam so is that something to be worried about or am I just overreacting

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Boo
Pug
15 Years
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

No interest in food
drinks water and it starts again
she is not interested in food
she hasn't eaten today
it comes out so thick it is goopy
some vomit is tinged orange
vomiting thick white stuff.
Vomiting

My 15 yr old Black Pug just started at noon to gag and throw up thick white foam and now some tinged with orange. She has never done this before and I rescued her at 6 yrs old.

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Thor
German Shepherd
3 Months
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Coughing

My dog Thor is 3 months has his shots up to date. But it's been 2 days and he coughs and throws up white foam and it happens out of nowhere 4 to 8 times a day. He tends to eat rocks and paper. Should I rush him to the vet?

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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Thank you for your email. Yes, you should have Thor seen as soon as possible. Puppies are susceptible to parasites, infectious diseases, and foreign bodies. Your veterinarian will be able to determine what tests are needed, what supportive care Thor needs, and any medications that might be needed. I hope that he is okay.

I have a pom/corky mix and he acts normal accept for spitting up a foam which he does once a day or every other day. It isnt alot of foam. Should I be concerned?

That sounds like he's got an irritation in his stomach and if he's eating those things, he may even have a bit of a blockage. As for the eating of non-food items, that's a symptom of pica so I suggest that you also have a blood test done to determine his iron levels. My dog had eaten my living room.....Literally looked like it had a tornado go through it... He ate his way out of his metal crate to destroy everything. I went through 9 months and 17 vet visits before someone suggested I have him checked for the blood disorder. He's been on a supplement and hasn't eaten a non-food item in 2 years :-) good luck and I hope Thor is ok.

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Zoe
Boxer
5 Years
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Coughing Gaging Vomiting
Coughing

I put Zoe in her kennel while our family ate dinner and she was perfectly fine when she. Immediately after we finished I got her out and she started coughing/gaging which followed up with her vomiting white foam. About 10 minutes of this she spit up a piece of sweet potatoe but it still continued after that. She rested after about 15-20 minutes of this for an hour or so then got back up doing the same thing. I tried the rice and she coughed it back up (with foam) immediately. And back to rest she went. Shes still has her normal energy and everything about her is the same besides this cycle we can’t seem to shake. She even used the restroom during all of this. It’s only been a few hours but I’m extremely nervous.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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It sounds like Zoe may have a little bit of stomach irritation and her stomach is empty leading her to bring up white foam; you should leave her for a few hours before trying to offer any more food. If you have famotidine you can give 0.25mg/lb thirty minutes before offering boiled chicken and rice; if there is still no improvement in eating habits you should visit your Veterinarian to look into other causes. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

Tried the medication you recommended Zoe last night and she rested well. She woke up this morning doing the same coughing/gagging cycle but she wasn’t Vomiting. After been awake for 15 minutes and had gone to the restroom I grabbed her little face to where she was looking up at me and just rubbed under her neck for comfort. She immediately stopped coughing! I think it may have opened up her airways because she’s not coughed since.
SHE’S NOW BETTER!!!

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Lola
Goldendoodle
6 Months
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

white foam
Throwing up

My 6 month old Goldendoodle started throwing up small bits of white foam/spit up at 7pm last night. She is eating, pooping, and acting totally normal. She just will suddenly stop playing and spit up then keep playing. I called my vet early this morning and was told to keep an eye on her and her stomach is likely just upset from something nasty she ate. It's going on a full 24-hours of her spitting up. Should I go ahead and take her in? What signs should I be looking for to determine if this is serious?

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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There are various causes for a dog to be spitting up white foam, sometimes giving the stomach time to rest and feeding a bland diet (boiled chicken and rice) sometimes is enough to get a dog back on their feet. Try to give Lola some small regular portions of boiled chicken and rice to see if she can hold it down, if so slowly reintroduce her regular food. If there is no improvement or symptoms get more severe, take her into your Veterinarian for an examination. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Biscuit
Cava-Tzu
Six Years
Fair condition
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Fair condition

Has Symptoms

Coughing

My dog Biscuit has been coughing a little, usually after barking. I didn't thing much of it until today when she was looking through our window and started barking. She started coughing a lot and it looked like she was trying to vomit. But, after coughing she spat up a little bit of spit that looked like white foam. Is this something that I should be worried about?

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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There are a few reasons why a dog may be bringing up white foam which may include acid reflux, respiratory infections, kidney or liver disease, poisoning, parasites, foreign objects among other causes; try to start feeding Biscuit smaller meals more often to see if that helps since an empty stomach can cause some issues with acid reflux, if Biscuit is still having issues you should visit your Veterinarian for an examination to be on the safe side. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Bailey
Pit bull
2 Months
Mild condition
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Mild condition

Has Symptoms

Fatigue
Vomiting
Warm
Heavy Breathing

Medication Used

Children’s Benadryl

My dog is 2 months and he just threw up white foam a couple times. Bright before he threw up, we noticed him being extremely warm/hot and he was a very weak and restless. We tried to give him some Benadryl and that’s when he threw up right after. He went back to sleep and now he’s is heavily breathing while sleeping. We tried to give him water and he didn’t want it. I kind of noticed some bloating earlier but I didn’t think much of it at the time.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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There are many causes for a dog spitting up white foam, but I do not think that Benadryl is a solution; the white foam is likely from the gastrointestinal tract (stomach) and may be due to the stomach being empty and irritated by acid. Try to give Bailey some boiled chicken and rice to see if there is any improvement and feed small portions to him; if there is no improvement visit your Veterinarian for a general examination. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Liza- 2 months (adopted from shelter) Butternut- 8 years old (mine that started coughing)
West hyland jack russel
8 Years
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Coughing, Wheezing, White Phlegm
Coughing

I had recently adopted a puppy from the shelter. I got her looked at by my vet they said she’s fine and a normal happy puppy. Now tho it’s been about a week and a half that we’ve had her my other dog has started coughing and wheezing, food an activity hasn’t changed she just starts coughing and then today the puppy started dry heaving and then a white foam came out twice. My mother in law has been babysitting the puppy twice a week and has also reported that 2 of her dogs have started coughing phlegm as well? I’m really not sure what to do....

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Bella
Shibu x eskimo
4 Months
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Kennel cough
Coughing
white foam

Medication Used

Sulfa

Bella is almost 4 months old. Before we got her she was diagnosed and treated for Kennel Cough. Since we have had her it hasn’t gone away. We have been to the vet multiple times and we keep trying different medications. Just a little bit ago we took her to the dog park and ran her hard. We got home and she continually kept coughing up white foam with hair and food in it. Should I be more concerned then my vet is leading on?

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Without examining Bella I cannot confirm whether there is kennel cough or if the symptoms are due to another cause, if you have concerns about the diagnosis you should visit another Veterinarian in your area for an examination to get clarification. In this type of case it is difficult to weigh in with an opinion when I’ve not made an examination myself. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Bret
Jack-a-bee
13 Years
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

My 13 y/o beagle Bret has been acting normal but from time to time vomiting white foam. Sometimes he eats grass and then does it and sometimes it is just out of the blue. Sometimes inside and sometimes outside. He dry heaves 7-10 times and then maybe 2-3 table spoons of the white foam comes up. This has been for about three years. It was maybe once a month in the beginning and now it is 1-2 times a day and sometimes multiple times when the episode occurs. He eats and drinks normally and seems “better” after he gets rid of the foam. He is more lethargic lately but I am not sure if that is age related. I am unsure to go to the vet or if this is just old age.

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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Thank you for your email. Changes can occur as dogs age that can benefit from treatment. Given that the episodes are happening more frequently and he seems more lethargic lately, it would be a good idea to have Bret seen by your veterinarian, and possibly have some senior blood work done to make sure that he is okay. If there are any changes happening with his systemic function, it is always better to catch things early when they might be treatable. I hope that he is okay.

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