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Q. My boxer mix, Rocco, 85lb 2 year old seems to yawn alot daily and I'm concerned he may have something stuck in his throat. He eats fine & drinks fine.

Answered By
DR. MASSIMO ORIOLES, DVM, MRCVS

A. Given the signs you are describing it seems unlikely that there is something stuck in the throat, but if you have any suspicion of that I would recommend to take him to your vet for a consultation. Usually oesophageal foreign bodies cause retching, cough and they could be painful. Loss of appetite is very common. I would just monitor him for the next hours and if the signs resolve or if you notice anything else I would take him to your veterinarian for a consultation.


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