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Experience:  University of California at Davis graduate veterinarian with 45 years of experience
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My 12 year old beagle coughs until he struggles to chock. He

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My 12 year old beagle coughs until he struggles to chock. He might cough up a little flem periodically. He eats, drinks, urinates and poop fine. I try to rub his neck until he can relax. He has been taking prednisone, but it's not working. I feel very bad for her.
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 1 year ago.
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It's very important to X-ray the chest of a 12 year old coughing in that manner. Has that been done? We're primarily concerned with cardiovascular disease (myxomatous valve disease/"leaky heart valves") and lower respiratory disorders such as chronic sterile bronchitis at Sassy's age.
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 1 year ago.
Hi Carol,
I'm just following up on our conversation about Sassy. How is everything going?
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