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Wheezing Trishula's med thread

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Long story short, this morning I heard Trishula making a lot of hooting and noisy breathing. I had heard him do this on and off this week for a few minutes and didn't think anything of it. He also had a tad of eye discharge. I listened to him and I could hear something happening in his chest that wasn't his normal breathing. He sounded like he had a URI or heart failure or something. I decided to panic and go to the ER since it was 5am and my exotics vet isn't in on Monday. The ER said everything was fine on his exam and I could either transfer to the expensive exotics vet next door, or go to our normal vet. I decided to take Trishula home. He's been fine since then. Is it possible this was something else temporary and if so what could it have been. As always, he will go to the vet if needed.
 

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Leafy greens getting lodged in a place they shouldn't can cause the hooting and wheezing. The last couple of years of my boy Sly's life, he did a lot of hooting and wheezing. He had dental issues and leafy veggies would get caught all the time. Usually one good loud cough, sometimes two would be enough to clear the problem.
 

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They didn't have any treats or veggies, just their Sherwood urinary treat (which is similar to Sweetart candy). I don't remember if that was before or after the hooting started. It's 12 hours later and he seems to be just fine still. I hope it's nothing...but I still had to give the ER $200 for seeing him today. :(
 

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Still hearing Trish do his hooting on and off. I notice it mostly in the morning when he is eating hay. One day he coughed after he did it. I'll see how he does this week and may take him in on a day off. No other issues.
 

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I do hope its nothing. Please keep us updated!
 

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So I have not heard him wheeze this week so far. I learned our vet (the new one we'd been seeing this year) has left the clinic. Idk if there are other exotics vets there, I'm going to guess no because I was always told that vet was the only one. Luckily, we have other vets in the area. It's a shame I will need to search as I really liked Dr Edgar.
 

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