This is one of the accompanying symptoms of Laryngeal Paralysis together with the breathing issues and hind end weakness. However, other things can cause acid reflux too such as food (quantities, type and ingredients) medication and other medical conditions. Antacid Medication such as Zantac or Pepcid can be given but should be as advised by your vet to ensure correct drug and dosage.

This was 6.20 this morning as I was woken by Axl having an episode of acid reflux which continued for around 45 minutes on and off.

Somebody asked me the other day what the signs of this are so I grabbed this video of him.

Usual signs include:
Lip licking/flicking
Leg licking
Wet drooly patches on carpet
Frantic ripping out of grass to eat to try to settle the stomach.

In this clip Axl is also snorting down his nostrils. This is a new thing since yesterday and I’m unsure if it’s connected perhaps if acid has aspirated down his nostrils, or if he has a cold as well. Vet appointment at 3.30 today. I’ll show him the video and see what he thinks.

Click here to see the video on YouTube:

Axl: Acid Reflux


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