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My boxer mix just started a coughing and looks like hard to

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My boxer mix just started a coughing and looks like hard to swallow?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Alleyne replied 1 year ago.

Hello my name is***** and I am a licensed veterinarian with over 9 years of experience. I am hoping to help you with your pet Daisy today. I just have a few questions to ask to gather some more information if you don’t mind? When she coughs is she coughing anything up or is it a dry cough? Has she been around any other dogs in the past two weeks?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Hi. It's more of a hacking cough. And no. Nothing is coming up
Expert:  Dr. Alleyne replied 1 year ago.

Okay thanks for the additional information. How is he acting? Does she seem lethargic or is he acting normally? With a hacking cough, I would be worried about possible kennel cough. Kennel cough can causes some irritation with throat especially with excessive coughing which may explain the difficulty swallowing. If it is just a kennel cough, most dogs usually respond to a round of antibiotics and/or some type of cough suppressant. If she seems lethargic or seems to have a fever, I would be concerned about the cough being associated with the canine flu. But that would be less likely since she hasn't been around any other dogs.

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