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I'm definitely concerned about the increased respiratory rate along with hacking or coughing sounds. How old is he?
Is he still eating normally and acting normally?
OK, this does not sound like an immediate emergency. However, young puppies like him can develop pneumonia more often than adult dogs with fully competent immune systems. For that reason, I would schedule an appointment to have him seen as soon as possible. I would start with a physical exam and x-ray of his chest. Based on these results, hopefully we will have a diagnosis and be able to start a targeted treatment plan.
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How is your little guy doing now?