Chihuahua People Forum banner

Mr. Peepers was choking....

1867 Views 25 Replies 24 Participants Last post by  Tinker
Earlier today I just got done putting my boys' bowls down and heard Mr. Peepers making the wierdest noise. Horrible weezing noise. I went up to him and watched him and seen that he was still breathing but it was very hard.

I didn't know what to do. I thought if I try and take him to the vet, he could be passed out before I even got there. And since he could still breath (very labored though) I decided to try and help him get it out. I didn't want him to freak out so I sat on the kitchen floor and called him. He came up to me and sat on my lap. I rubbed under the chin on his throat hoping it would help him to swallow it. He would get this huge coughs, like he was trying to dislodge it. So I just kept holding him and petting him, trying to keep him and myself calm. Eventually he let out a huge cough and out flew the food.

I was so dang scared. This was happening for over a few minutes and I just kept thinking that my boy was going to choke to death right in front of me. He was breathing but it was so bad that his whole neck would suck in from him struggling to get air.

So scary but at least he is o.k. now. :)
1 - 2 of 26 Posts
Thanks everyone, I am happy he's o.k. too! :D

O.k. here's what and why it was stuck, I feed them Iams MiniChunks. I know it isn't the best food but I am telling you these boys are so dang picky and they just love it. :roll: So I feed them and they sometimes get excited and want to race eachother by eating their own food and then go and hoard the others. :roll: I am always worried that Buster is going to choke because he is alot smaller than Mr. It NEVER occured to me that Mr. could choke. These pieces are really small, so I think he woofed it down to fast and didn't chew. When he coughed it up, it was a whole kibble, not chewed at all.

The way he was breathing I thought it was lodged in his lungs. I know that sounds stupid but the noise was just horrible. :cry: I knew I just had to stay calm, I had no one to help me and I wouldn't have trusted anyone (besides vet or technician ofcourse) but myself anyway. :lol:
See less See more
1 - 2 of 26 Posts
This is an older thread, you may not receive a response, and could be reviving an old thread. Please consider creating a new thread.