Oh man I was up all night googling "my dog is having a hard time swallowing" and came up with Cricopharyngeal Achlasia! Since last Saturday Joey has really been having a hard time with swallowing when he drinks or just in general. And then a cough was coming up like he had to purge something out of his chest! yesterday got so bad I took him to the vet who took x-rays and found nothing in his throat thank goodness but couldnt explain what was wrong! Then last night it got frightening! he was really having a hard time and he just couldnt swallow even his own spit! Today we got in with our own Dr C and she kept him for about 4 hours, and sedated him so she could look down his throat but she found nothing! But she said I could go to a specialist to do an esophogical exam which is 1800.00 and I said not yet! Cant afford that! But she also said she may have smelled something like an infection so she gave me antibiotics. The picture is of his new eating tray thats elevated so he doesnt have to bend all the way down and this may help the swallowing food. OMG friends, what would I do if my baby has something wrong? I hope and pray the antibiotics will help, otherwise, Ill have to do that exam! Have any of you out there had this kind of experience? Any advice is greatly appreciated!