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My 9-yr boarder collie mix started coughing about mid day today

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My 9-yr boarder collie mix started coughing about mid day today like she was trying to expel hair in throat. The coughing has subsided a lot since she started, but she continues to cough periodically 6 hours later. Is this an emergency?
Submitted: 2 years ago.Category: Dog Veterinary
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Hello & welcome, I am Dr. B, a licensed veterinarian and I would like to help you with today. I do apologize that your question was not answered before. Different experts come online at various times; I just came online, read about your wee one’s situation, and wanted to help.
Again I do apologize that my colleagues could not aid you sooner, but can you tell me:
Was it quite a harsh cough?
Did she have any retching?
Can she still eat and drink?
Are her gums pink or pale/white?
Can you take a breathing rate for me (just count her breaths for 10 seconds + multiply that by 6)?
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