Q. few times a month i am up with my 4 lb dog all night with her jerking her head forward and making gagging noises. It seems to go away after 12 hrs

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A. This needs to be investigated. Your dog may be suffering from a collapsing trachea or similar problem influencing her breathing. A collapsing trachea is a common problem in toy breeds and can be diagnosed fairly easily with radiographs. Treatment varies from medications to surgery.

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