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Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian
Category: Dog Veterinary
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Experience:  University of California at Davis graduate veterinarian with 45 years of experience
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He has cough fatigue,. He is a highland terrier 10 years

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He has cough fatigue,. He is a white highland terrier 10 years old .
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. Could be a lot of things that cause lethargy. The Veterinarian will know how to help the terrier. What is the terrier's name?
Customer: Minus
JA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Minus?
Customer: Thanks I appreciate your help.
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 1 year ago.

Can you clarify "cough fatigue" for me? How long has Minus been coughing? While any age dog can suffer from an acute respiratory infection such as infectious tracheobronchitis ("kennel cough") our older dogs are more at risk for advanced cardiopulmonary diseases such as heartworm disease, congestive heart failure, a sterile bronchitis (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease/COPD), and neoplasia (cancer) in the chest cavity. The West Highland White breed also has a high incidence (risk) of developing pulmonary fibrosis.