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If Pancake is otherwise healthy and eating well, this is most likely a Tracheobronchitis or Kennel Cough. This is a very contagious disease that causes a hacking cough so much so that it appears as if they have something stuck in their throat and they feel like throwing up but nothing comes up. This is often contracted at a kennel, groomer, or vets office because this disease is air borne. Since this disease is air borne, Pancake can pick this up anywhere. Luckily, this is a self limiting disease that will eventually go away on its own. Give your gal 1 teaspoon of Robitussin DM per 20 pounds of your dog's weight given every 8 hrs. This will calm down the cough so she is more comfortable. It is best to have your vet examine Pancake to be sure there is not something else causing this such as an infection or heart disease.Does that make sense to you?
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