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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 today. Sorry there was a delay in a response in your question. Since I can’t physically exam your pet, I may need to respond with several follow up questions so I can best help you. Remember there is no limit on how many questions you can ask to in order to clarify any information I have provided regarding your pet. I just have a few initial questions to ask to gather some more information if you don’t mind? Did Iggy just cough up mucus one time or were there other episodes of coughing up mucus? Does he have any issues with breathing?
Okay thanks for the additional information. What type of dog is she? So there are a couple of things that you may be able to rule out that could have caused mucus with blood. One thing I would do is to look at her teeth and gums to check for any bleeding or inflammation. Some dogs who have moderate dental disease may ocassionally have bleeding from the gums which could go to the back of the throat and cause the coughing. Another possibility could be that she chewed on something that irritated her throat enough to cause a temporary bleed since you only noticed it one time. Obviously if it continues then I would suggest further testing such as x-rays to rule out anything more serious.