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HI this is DRB and I will try and help you with this.....is he coughing after getting excited or at rest?
Does he have a heart murmur? Or collapsing trachea?
HIs breath is probably bad due to periodontal disease. Have you-cleaned his teeth yearly his whole life?
Are you there?
He has collapsing trachea?
Does he have a heart murmur?
Or heart disease that you are aware of?
Ok, well if he does not have heart disease then the reason for coughing is likely collapsing trachea....you will need to see your vet about this and the best tx for this would be hycodan syrup which your vet can have compounded through Roadrunner veterinary pharmacy. But it is important that you vet listen to your dog's chest and makes sure there is not any pre-existing cardiac/heart disease.
Can I answer any other questions for you tonight?
Are you still there?
Ok, since you appear to have gone off line I will opt out and allow another expert to help you. DRB