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He is shaking and coughing, He's also panting. His name is

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He is shaking and coughing
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. Coughing can be worrying. The Veterinarian will know what you should do. What is the dog's name and age?
Customer: He's also panting. His name is ***** ***** he is 12 years 9 months. He is a Maltese
JA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Simba?
Customer: He has had kidney stones. He is on Denamarin, Benadryl, Metacam and an antacid. He has a torn ACL but his breath is bad
Submitted: 12 days ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr B replied 12 days ago.

HI this is DRB and I will try and help you with this.....is he coughing after getting excited or at rest?

Expert:  Dr B replied 12 days ago.

Does he have a heart murmur? Or collapsing trachea?

Expert:  Dr B replied 12 days ago.

HIs breath is probably bad due to periodontal disease. Have you-cleaned his teeth yearly his whole life?

Expert:  Dr B replied 12 days ago.

Are you there?

Customer: replied 12 days ago.
Expert:  Dr B replied 12 days ago.

He has collapsing trachea?

Customer: replied 12 days ago.
He coughs a lot. He has difficulty drinking water sometimes.
Expert:  Dr B replied 12 days ago.

Does he have a heart murmur?

Expert:  Dr B replied 12 days ago.

Or heart disease that you are aware of?

Customer: replied 12 days ago.
His weakest part is his digestive system.
Expert:  Dr B replied 12 days ago.

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.

Expert:  Dr B replied 12 days ago.

Can I answer any other questions for you tonight?

Expert:  Dr B replied 12 days ago.

Are you still there?

Expert:  Dr B replied 12 days ago.

Can I answer any other questions for you tonight?

Expert:  Dr B replied 12 days ago.

Ok, since you appear to have gone off line I will opt out and allow another expert to help you. DRB