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My dog, a 6 year old male boxer won't stop coughing. I can't

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My dog, a 6 year old male boxer won't stop coughing. I can't get him to the vet until at least Monday. He hasn't been kennels or around any other dogs. He just started coughing this morning after I let him out but it has worsened as the day has gone by.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. B. replied 1 year ago.
Hello & welcome, I am Dr. B, a licensed veterinarian and I would like to help you today. I do apologize that your question was not answered before. Different experts come online at various times; I just came online, read about your wee one’s situation, and wanted to help.
Again I do apologize that my colleagues could not aid you sooner. If you would still like assistance, can you tell me:
How long has he been coughing?
Is it harsh or soft?
Any retching? Can he keep food down?
Any chance he has gotten something caught in his throat?
Can you take a breathing rate for me (just count his breaths for 10 seconds + multiply by 6)?
Are his gums pink or pale/white?