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My dog has a hacking type cough. He has been to my Vet and

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My dog has a hacking type cough. He has been to my Vet and his heart and respiratory system are all clear . They did an X Ray. Is there any over the counter medication I can give this 29 lb jack Russel? Help I cant sleep!
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. Could be a lot of things that cause lethargy. The veterinarian will know how to help Russel. How old is Russel?
Customer: Not the question. Not lethargy. A cough. Is there any way to alleviate the Cough? He is 10 and ,as I said medically cleared.
JA: Is there anything else the veterinarian should be aware of about Russel?
Customer: No. Just an annoying cough.
Submitted: 5 months ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Altman replied 5 months ago.

Welcome to Justanswer! I am Dr. Altman and happy to assist you both today! Please give me a few moments to type my response and I will be right back!

Expert:  Dr. Altman replied 5 months ago.

There are some home remedies that can help reduce the cough and give relief

1.) The steam of the shower when the cough is severe or constant

2.) A little honey three times daily can help soothe the lungs

3.) If you have a humidifier or nebulizer that would also be wonderful to use in this situation

Unfortunately I prefer to avoid cough suppressants because when suppressing a cough if there is phlegm or buildup and lead to bronchitis or even pneumonia if the material is not coughed up so this is not something I tend to administer.

I hope this information makes sense! if it continues I would talk to your vet about anti cough medications such as tussigon which reduces inflammation yet also dilates the bronchioles and decreases recurring coughs.

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Expert:  Dr. Altman replied 5 months ago.

I am glad to see you were able to view my responses earlier

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Expert:  Dr. Altman replied 5 months ago.
Hi,

I'm just following up on our conversation about your pet. How is everything going?

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