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my dog has a bad, hacking cough- what can I give him

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Submitted: 8 years ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  Sally G. replied 8 years ago.

Hi Janice,

I am sorry your dog is ill. A hacking cough can be from kennel cough, heart problems, lung worm, heartworm, dog flu, lung problems, or trachea problems.This breed is prone to Patent Ductus Arteriosus (heart) and valvular heart disease so coughing would be a concern and you should have the dog examined. Either of the above would require treatment.