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The coughing that you're hearing. Does it look like any of these?
Cardiac cough: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nv02RYW2TfY
Kennel cough: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZusGtj3NxcU
Collapsing trachea: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=042OsjZ5Hvs
Reverse sneezing: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1UyBrb0Hhpk
Laryngeal paralysis: http://https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=075DT9lUWOk
Can you also tell me if there are any dogs that come to visit? Next door neighbor dogs?
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Kennel cough is not something that can be passed from human to dog so if this is kennel cough, it was likely picked up from some type of contact with other dogs. It is commonly spread through respiratory aerosols, so even a dog in close proximity may be able to transmit it although direct contact isn't necessarily required.If you have just begun to see symptoms, chances are that your companion can wait until tomorrow morning to be examined. Kennel cough is typically viral and we like to place dogs on antibiotics to prevent a secondary bacteria infection/pneumonia. This should certainly be started tomorrow and be advised that your other dog may eventually develop symptoms, too.If you notice any major symptoms like profound lethargy, refusal to rise, avoiding food and water, blood produced when coughing, etc. you will need to go to the ER or another veterinary facility that is open today.
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How about now?
This may not be an indicator for concern as dogs who have kennel cough are often tired from coughing and working on overcoming their illness. Keep a close eye on him and when he's up again try some soft food and water. If he's not interested in either, I would have him examined today to have treatment started so he's feeling better sooner.