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My dog has been making a gagging cough sound. It sounds like she is trying to cough up a hairball. She has been to the vet and has been given two different forms of cough medicine. I don't want to keep paying for treatments that are not working.
Submitted: 2 years ago.Category: Dog Veterinary
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Dog Veterinarian: brisadog,
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It sounds like your vet has done a physical exam on her so far. Have they done any blood testing or x-ray yet?
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They have not done either of those tests.

Dog Veterinarian: brisadog,
 replied 2 years ago
I think it is very important to move forward with an x-ray of her chest. Although it sounded normal to your vet, it is quite possible we will detect heart disease, a primary lung problem (such as asthma/bronchitis), or even metastatic cancer nodules causing the cough.
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Dog Veterinarian: brisadog,
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I strongly recommend having the radiographs reviewed by a radiologist. If they take digital images, it is quite easy to transmit them to a radiologist for a report.
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Dog Veterinarian: brisadog,
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