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Hi. My name is***** Thank you for your question. I'm sorry to hear about Taco's situation. I would absolutely still recommend you still get to your vet so they can check him over. They can evaluate him and make sure all this isn't tied into a heart situation. Sometimes they can have heart issues that can make a collapsing trachea situation more pronounced. More than likely after a good physical exam they will recommend taking some chest x-rays to screen for underlying pulmonary issues too. IF there is some heart issue tied into this, they can start some medications to help control that. If it is all a collapsing trachea situation, they can actually consider use of a cough suppressant like butorphanol or hydrocodone on an as needed basis to ease the episodes. This can be managed medically pretty well in a lot of cases and I would definitely keep that appointment.