My little Bella has a problem and I cannot work out what it is. Every now and again she starts snorting/choking - like she can't breathe. It really frightens her and this morning after it happened she threw up for the first time ever. It's almost like she has asthma (my hubby has asthma and it reminds me of his when it happens) - but does this even exist in dogs? She's a maltese x shih tzu, so maybe it's something to do with her hair?
It's happened a few times now, but she's never doing anything the same so I can't link it to any particular thing. This morning it happened when she got out of bed (after having good morning cuddles with mum and dad), it's happened on a walk and it once happened at about 4am (woke us up). My mum and dad have a maltese x lhasa apso (Lucy) and exactly the same thing happens to her. We asked the vet once about Lucy and he had no idea. We're taking Bella to the vet this weekend to have her stitches out, so I might mention it (as it's a different vet).
Anyone ever had this happen to them? Or anything similar?