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My dog has a very deep cough sounds almost human when coughing

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My dog has a very deep cough sounds almost human when coughing and lots of flem he throws uo afterwards i think he has maybe bronchotis or pnemonia he is around 15 years old
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 2 years ago.
Aloha! You're speaking to Dr. Michael Salkin
You may be correct but congestive heart failure needs to be considered in any 15 year old coughing to that extent. While a sterile bronchitis isn't likely to be life-threatening, both congestive heart failure and pneumonia are and so Charlie should be attended to by his vet at your earliest convenience. His chest needs to be auscultated (listened to) and X-rays of his heart and lungs are essential.
Please respond with further questions or concerns if you wish.
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 2 years ago.
Hi Sue,

I'm just following up on our conversation about Charlie. How is everything going?

Dr. Michael Salkin

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