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Hi pearl I'm Michael. My sweetheart Daisy, who has been fine all day, about a half hour ago starting having some coughing spells followed by an emittance of white foam after her throat cleared. Total she gas coughed and expelled about 20 times. Five minutes ago she has fallen fast asleep with
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. Coughing can be worrying. The Veterinarian will know what you should do. What is the dog's name and age?
Customer: Daisy. She is about 12-13. I rescued her when she was about 8 mos to a year old. She is a sweet tempered wonderful pit bull mix
JA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Daisy?
Customer: She suffers from hemangiosarcoma and went through 4 months of chemo last January-April. She is on borrowed time but does not exhibit pain or discomfort. She eats, drinks, walks, and has wonderful quality of life
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Customer: Thank you
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Matt replied 1 year ago.

Hello - I am Dr. Matt - I would be glad to help you with your question.

Has your vet ever diagnosed her with a heart murmur?

Is she having any labored or trouble breathing?

Has your vet taken a chest x-ray of her recently?

Has she ever coughed like this before today?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I believe she has an enlarged heart as a side effect of the chemotherapy. I was never told this was a possible side effect before treatment last year. She had chemo January-April of 2015. Suffers hemangiosarcoma.
Has not had any other labored or troubled breathing.
I will take her to vet immediately if this happens again tonight, and if not I will take her tomorrow.
Never coughed like this before.
She has been sleeping soundly and quietly now for about 20 minutes. The episode lasted about a half hour