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My dog has a hacking cough that began yesterday. He is still

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My dog has a hacking cough that began yesterday. He is still coughing today. What can I do to alleviate the coughing?
Submitted: 7 months ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Gary replied 7 months ago.
Hello. Thanks for the question. Ideally you will want to get some x-rays of his chest. This could be from one of many things- laryngeal paralysis, kennel cough, bronchitis, pneumonia, heart disease, lung cancer, ect. For a general cough suppressant, I like Robitussin DM as an over the counter safe option. We give anywhere from 1/4 teaspoon in small dogs to 1 teaspoon in larger dogs. It can be given every 8-12 hours, as needed. I hope this helps, let know if you have any other questions.
Expert:  Dr. Gary replied 7 months ago.
Hi Diane,
I'm just following up on our conversation about Benny. How is everything going?
Dr. Gary