How JustAnswer Works:

  • Ask an Expert
    Experts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional Answer
    Via email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site.
    Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
    Rate the answer you receive.

Ask UKVETJH Your Own Question

UKVETJH
UKVETJH, Veterinary Surgeon
Category: Dog Veterinary
Satisfied Customers: 1022
Experience:  BVet Med MRCVS since 2004. Certificate in Veterinary Acupuncture
Type Your Dog Veterinary Question Here...
UKVETJH is online now
A new question is answered every 9 seconds

After my dog runs he will cough about 4 mins

Resolved Question:

After my dog runs he will cough about 4 mins
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  UKVETJH replied 5 years ago.

Hi there,

 

What age and breed is your dog?

 

How long has this been going on for?

 

Is he otherwise well?

 

Any history of heart/lung disease?

 

Does he pant excessively too?

 

Has he ever passed out?

 

Is he up to date with worming?

Expert:  UKVETJH replied 5 years ago.
Also, whereabouts are you? UK? US?
Customer: replied 5 years ago.

She is about 4 yrs old,

 

she is white english bulldog

 

about 4 months,

 

Yes,

 

No history of any disease,

 

Yes she pants excessively after run or long walk

 

no never passed out,

 

no

 

We live in North Florida

Expert:  UKVETJH replied 5 years ago.

Hi there,

 

There are possible reasons for these signs, which we can go through, but I would recommend a visit to the vet as your dog is quite young to be having this type of problem.

 

Given that you are in a warm and humid climate, then it is worth considering heartworm disease as a possiblity, and even if it is not present, it is an important disease to prevent in that sort of climate. Dogs can be infected via mosquito bites, and the tiny worms can live in the pulmonary artery (the blood vessel that runs between the heart and the lungs). Symptoms can be variable, but coughing especially after exercise is one of them. It is important to diagnose this disease and get it treated if it does exist, as dogs can get very poorly. Diagnosis can be made based on a blood test. More information is enclosed here:

 

http://www.petplace.com/dogs/heartworm-disease-in-dogs/page1.aspx

 

Another parasite that is worht considering is lungworm. I know that in the US this is very much a geographical disease but is present - your vet will be able to tell you more. It is certainly becoming more prevalent here in the uk and appears to be pften associated with dogs that play with or eat slugs and snails. Usually, nasty infections are present n dogs younger than yours, but again it is worth bearing in mind and preventing if possible.

 

More info here:

 

http://www.petplace.com/dogs/lungworms-in-dogs/page1.aspx

 

I would also consider other forms of heart disease too. Even a very subtle heart murmur can cause these signs in a big dog, amd again, the sooner these things are detected and treatment started the better.

 

I definitely think that a vet exam and poss investigation with blood tests and a chest xray os warranted here. Best to play safe.

 

I hope this helps,

 

Jen

UKVETJH, Veterinary Surgeon
Category: Dog Veterinary
Satisfied Customers: 1022
Experience: BVet Med MRCVS since 2004. Certificate in Veterinary Acupuncture
UKVETJH and 4 other Dog Veterinary Specialists are ready to help you

JustAnswer in the News:

 
 
 
Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.
 
 
 

What Customers are Saying:

 
 
 
  • It was so professional, so personally concerned (as we were) and you answered all of our questions. George and I are so happy that I found "JustAnswer" on my Google search -- you are now in my "Favorites" list! And, yes we do love our kitty - she makes our life complete! Bev & George Boca Raton, FL
< Last | Next >
  • It was so professional, so personally concerned (as we were) and you answered all of our questions. George and I are so happy that I found "JustAnswer" on my Google search -- you are now in my "Favorites" list! And, yes we do love our kitty - she makes our life complete! Bev & George Boca Raton, FL
  • Wonderful service, prompt, efficient, and accurate. Couldn't have asked for more. I cannot thank you enough for your help. Mary C. Freshfield, Liverpool, UK
  • This expert is wonderful. They truly know what they are talking about, and they actually care about you. They really helped put my nerves at ease. Thank you so much!!!! Alex Los Angeles, CA
  • Thank you for all your help. It is nice to know that this service is here for people like myself, who need answers fast and are not sure who to consult. GP Hesperia, CA
  • I couldn't be more satisfied! This is the site I will always come to when I need a second opinion. Justin Kernersville, NC
  • Just let me say that this encounter has been entirely professional and most helpful. I liked that I could ask additional questions and get answered in a very short turn around. Esther Woodstock, NY
  • Thank you so much for taking your time and knowledge to support my concerns. Not only did you answer my questions, you even took it a step further with replying with more pertinent information I needed to know. Robin Elkton, Maryland
 
 
 

Meet The Experts:

 
 
 
  • Dr. Debbie

    Dog Veterinarian

    Satisfied Customers:

    902
    Companion animal veterinarian practicing for over 10 years.
< Last | Next >
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/DE/debkatreyn/2011-11-28_33650_682e.64x64.jpg Dr. Debbie's Avatar

    Dr. Debbie

    Dog Veterinarian

    Satisfied Customers:

    902
    Companion animal veterinarian practicing for over 10 years.
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/VE/vetforyou/2012-6-20_33122_PearlPhoto.64x64.jpg Dr. Andy's Avatar

    Dr. Andy

    Medical Director

    Satisfied Customers:

    13796
    UC Davis graduate, emphasis in dermatology, internal medicine, pain management
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/doggfone1/2009-07-16_133633_vet_pic.jpg Dr. Scott's Avatar

    Dr. Scott

    Veterinarian

    Satisfied Customers:

    9550
    12 years of small animal, equine and pocket pet medicine and surgery.
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/RY/rydergar/2012-6-6_192240_IMG0328.64x64.JPG Dr. Gary's Avatar

    Dr. Gary

    Dog Veterinarian

    Satisfied Customers:

    7758
    DVM, Emergency Veterinarian, BS (Physiology)
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/AN/andrewDVM/2012-4-27_12585_iStock000011751407XSmall.64x64.jpg Dr. Drew's Avatar

    Dr. Drew

    Dog Veterinarian

    Satisfied Customers:

    6598
    Small Animal Medicine and Surgery
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/1I/1ISUDVM/2011-3-1_22028_Honeymoon2005075294928803490646858.64x64.jpg Dr. Bruce's Avatar

    Dr. Bruce

    Veterinarian

    Satisfied Customers:

    6377
    13 years of experience as a small animal veterinarian
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/BI/bigislandvet/2013-2-21_214244_IMG0357.64x64.JPG Dr. Michael Salkin's Avatar

    Dr. Michael Salkin

    Big Island Vet

    Satisfied Customers:

    6049
    University of California at Davis graduate veterinarian with 41 yrs. of experience.