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My dog has coughed and gagged all s life. It's getting worse

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My dog has coughed and gagged all his life. It's getting worse as he gets older. I've read reasons but none really fit because it's been going on his whole midwife. He is an obsessive licker to my other pets. Could it be a hairball?
Submitted: 3 months ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. B. replied 3 months ago.

Hello & welcome, I am Dr. B, a licensed veterinarian and I would like to help you today. I do apologize that your question was not answered before. Different experts come online at various times; I just came online, read about your wee one’s situation, and wanted to help.

Again I do apologize that my colleagues could not aid you sooner, but can you tell me:

At what age did this start?

Does he tend to cough when excited or when pulling on his collar during walks?

Does he every bring anything up? Any breathing changes or fainting?

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