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my dog has a bad cough. like whooping cough

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my dog has a bad cough. like whooping cough
Submitted: 8 years ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  Sally G. replied 8 years ago.

HI bilo,


What is the breed of dog?

Has he been around other dogs lately?

Has he been vet checked?

Is he up to date on shots?

Customer: replied 8 years ago.
she is a schiperkie.i have four other dogs.not latley.all shots are current
Expert:  Sally G. replied 8 years ago.
Thank you for that information. Coughing can be due to kennel cough which has a 3 to 10 day incubation period, so if she has been around other dogs or to the vet office during that time then this can be a cause. Kennel cough usually gets worse with exercise and better during rest periods. Other causes for coughing are heart problems, heartworm, bronchitis, pneumonia, lung tumors or something restricting the windpipe. Coughing should never be ignored and it is strongly advised your dog be examined. Here is more on coughing in dogs.
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