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Can whooping be a sign of worm penetration to my dog's lungs?
I have reason to suspect that my dog has been exposed to the possibility of being infected with intestinal worms, due to an environment he was in for some time.
I gave him the pill. Seemed he actually got better. Put on some weight.
Just yesterday he started to have sudden whooping attacks, violent and at first long. A menacing snorting-like sound. His left eye rolled back into his socket every time he had these attacks.
Today as he ate he produced an odd snorting sound.
We suspected he had something caught in his throat, like a fragment of chicken bone which the cats ate. We always pay extremely close attention to the risk of him gobbling up something dangerous like this, in his playful moments out with the cats.
Therefore I doubt this is the case. Just considering it because I don’t want to believe that the worms he might’ve had actually have travelled to his lungs.
There are not vets around us where we live. Kilometres away. If you do believe that this whooping is a symptom of this latter problem, then please tell me everything you know as to what I should do.
The whooping attacks have calmed down today, though it seems he is still bothered slightly by an irritation in his throat, as I might interpret it. Also We think his eye might be ‘itching’ him a bit, as every so often he paws at it. also one of the cats went and sniffed it curiously. But I thought that was due to the tension produced by the attacks.