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My name is***** and I'm sorry to hear that Teddy is coughing tonight.
Coughing in older dogs can be from several different things-
-allergic airway disease
The best way to diagnose what is causing the cough is with a physical exam, and if needed, chest x-rays.
I know you said you have financial problems, Do you have a local humane society near you? They often have a full service veterinary hospital open to the public that is usually less expensive than general practices. You also can consider Care Credit. This is a health care credit card that you can use for yourself and your pets. Lastly, the ASPCA has an entire page dedicated to folks who want to help others with their vet bills. Check that page out at https://www.aspca.org/about-us/faq/financial-help-my-vet-bills.You can also try dextromethorphan over the counter, children's cough suppressants. This is only a bandaid and does not treat the cause of the cough.
Does this help? What other questions do you have?
How is Teddy doing today? Any more coughing? Were you able to find a low cost veterinary option near you?