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There, my 8 1/2 year old small Maltese , terrier x breed

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Hi there, my 8 1/2 year old small Maltese , terrier x breed stray had a bad night dry coughing last night. She has had a cough like that ever since she found us 7 1/2 years ago but mainly when she was pulling on her lead or harness. Her last canigen KC vaccine was in April this year and has always had them when due. She has a fine appetite and ate all her breaky this morning. We have two strays and they both eat Hills ZD prescription biscuits mixed with cooked chicken and sweet potato or kangaroo mince with sweet potato. Not sure if you can help. Regards Anne
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. B. replied 2 years ago.
Hello, Anne. I am afraid that the expert you have requested is not currently available. Still I am Dr. B, a licensed veterinarian and I would like to help you with your wee one today.
Was last night's cough similar to what she has always had?
Did it seem to come on after excitement?
Was it harsh or soft? Any retching or vomiting with it?
Does she ever tire on walks quicker then she used to?
Can you take a breathing rate for me (just count her breaths for 10 seconds + multiply by 6)?
Are her gums pink or pale/white?