Breathing strange after eating

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Breathing strange after eating

Postby Iloverex » Sun Aug 13, 2017 2:31 pm

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Has anyone seen this before? Just have my boy some applesauce to get his bee pollen and milk thistle in him. He was lapping away, and when he was done he was like breathing with his stomach and throat at the same time. Just thought it seemed strange
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Re: Breathing strange after eating

Postby EllenD » Sun Aug 13, 2017 3:07 pm

Is he still doing it? Any black bearding or weird behavior since? It's possible for them to aspirate liquids and liquid foods like applesauce, baby food, formula, etc. into their lungs, which can be very serious and cause a host of issues like infections and such if they don't clear...
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Re: Breathing strange after eating

Postby AHBD » Sun Aug 13, 2017 3:36 pm

Sometimes when they eat fast they do a bit of heavy breathing. It usually doesn't last long if that's what it is.
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Re: Breathing strange after eating

Postby Iloverex » Sun Aug 13, 2017 3:37 pm

It was brief. However, a month or so ago, due to a "slightly cloudy lung," the vet did diagnose him with pneumonia, which he suspected was caused from aspiration (of some sort of food). He got medicine for it. But he does seem as though he has a bit of difficulty getting food down on occasion. I've also noticed it with arugala leaves. Its as if he's doing what we as humans would do if something was stuck in our throat, you know kind of gulping.
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Re: Breathing strange after eating

Postby AHBD » Sun Aug 13, 2017 3:55 pm

You'll definitely need to keep an eye on it then. If it seems bad enough or too often you might opt for an xray and or throat culture. Hopefully it's just a passing thing though. :)
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Re: Breathing strange after eating

Postby Iloverex » Sun Aug 13, 2017 4:14 pm

Sorry, but just a little "add on," occurred to me to ask your thoughts since i was talking about breathing. Would issues with breathing cause him to be lazy a lot? I mean he doesn't show signs of trouble breathing, and i took him outside for a while today, and he was quite active, walking all over with no trouble, but he spends most his days just laying on one end of his hammock. My wife says he could just be a "lazy dragon," but it seems to be he should be a little more active, even in his enclosure. I mean geez, i made him a 4x2x2 so he could have more room to run around
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Re: Breathing strange after eating

Postby Iloverex » Sun Aug 13, 2017 4:18 pm

Well he just had an x ray recently when i thought he was impacted. I asked vet how his lungs looked (as this visit was about a week after his medicine was done) and he said he didn't get a great look at the lungs, but didn't really notice anything concerning
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