Why Does My Dog Keep Gagging But Not Throwing Up?

It is concerning when you see your dog gagging but not throwing up. Gagging is a reflexive action that occurs in response to an irritation or obstruction in the throat or airway and can sometimes lead to vomiting.

So, why does your dog keep gagging but not throwing up? 

We outline the potential causes of dog gagging and not throwing up, what to do and when to seek help. 

Why does my dog keep gagging but not throwing up?

A dog may keep gagging and not throw up due to a collapsed trachea, kennel cough, respiratory infections, obstruction of the throat by a foreign object, allergies, acid reflux, heart disease and reverse sneezing.

Gagging can occur to help clear  a dog’s throat or expel an irritant without necessarily leading to vomiting.

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