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Hello, JACustomer. I have been a Veterinary Nurse for over 15 years and would be happy to help you today. I'm reviewing your question right now.
1) Can you share pictures of the eyes and nose? 2) Has he been examined? 3) Is he on any meds at this time? 4) Can you also share video of the coughing?If not, the coughing that you're hearing, does it look and sound 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
JACustomer, I think you've reached the point that Spencer needs medical care. My general impression of him is that is he definitely ill and needs to have some diagnostics performed to determine the cause of the symptoms. The coughing itself is certainly a concern but the appearance of his eyes are greatly concerning to me. I would recommend that you permit your veterinarian to start with blood work and possibly some x-rays. At 7 years of age, the symptoms may also warrant a referral for MRI/CT scan if your get feels the symptoms may be due to a tumor or growth such as in the middle ear, the brain, etc.
Checking in. How is Spencer doing?