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29th June 2008, 09:56 PM
Hi all, I have had ruby since 8 weeks old, for the last 2 months i have noticed she coughs after drinking water, i dont know why????? it is only with water! do you think i should ask my vet? she seems fine and it goes fast it may be 1 cough after drinking water she doesnt do it with food and when she sneaks my tea she doesnt do it then!

29th June 2008, 11:32 PM
my ruby dose that also only after drinking water shes 2 now and ive only noticed her doing it the last past couple of months thought she was just drinking it too fast :rolleyes:

30th June 2008, 12:50 AM
My Lola does the same thing. I'm wondering if this is a common thing for cavs??

30th June 2008, 09:24 AM
Gus does this all the time only after drinking water..he is 6 and 1/2 now and has always done this..the other two don't.

30th June 2008, 10:55 AM
Millie does this sometimes too after drinking water - I have always put it down to her gulping it too fast

30th June 2008, 11:06 AM
Jaspar did this sometimes when a puppy; never happens now. I wouldn;t be concerned but you can mention it to your vet next time you are in just in case -- maybe s/he will know what causes it and you can let us know!

Be cautious about having a dog drink anything with caffeine. A small amount of tea or coffee isn't going to be a problem but this is not a good habit to encourage. If a cavalier got access to instant coffee and ate the contents of a jar there's enough caffeine in that to kill.

Good article here on caffeine poisoning (http://www.provet.co.uk/petfacts/healthtips/caffeinepoisoning.htm) in pets and amounts in various foods and drinks. Note there is loads of caffeine in chocolate so on top of chocolate being potentially lethal as well because of the cocoa, the caffeine is also dangerous.