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Welcome and thanks for asking your question. My name is***** am a licensed veterinarian. I am not set up to make a live call. But, I am happy to answer your question on this thread. First I need to ask you a few questions so that I can be well informed and give you the best advice.
1- Did the cough just start 2 days ago?
2- Any pre existing medical conditions?
3- How old is she?
4- How much does she weigh?
5- Any other symptoms?
Please give me a few minutes to type your answer. Thank you.
Friend, a hacking cough can be caused by many different medical conditions. The fact that Gizmo is an older dog it is important to rule out an underlying heart or lung disease. For this reason I would strongly recommend a hands on examination by family vet to listen to her lungs and heart. In the meantime you can start her on Robitussin DM (cough) 1/2 teaspoon every 6-8 hours. You can buy Robitussin DM (cough) over the counter in any pharmacy.
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