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Hello my name is***** and I am a licensed veterinarian with over 9 years of experience. I am hoping to help you with your pet Daisy today. I just have a few questions to ask to gather some more information if you don’t mind? When she coughs is she coughing anything up or is it a dry cough? Has she been around any other dogs in the past two weeks?
Okay thanks for the additional information. How is he acting? Does she seem lethargic or is he acting normally? With a hacking cough, I would be worried about possible kennel cough. Kennel cough can causes some irritation with throat especially with excessive coughing which may explain the difficulty swallowing. If it is just a kennel cough, most dogs usually respond to a round of antibiotics and/or some type of cough suppressant. If she seems lethargic or seems to have a fever, I would be concerned about the cough being associated with the canine flu. But that would be less likely since she hasn't been around any other dogs.