Dog Veterinary

Ask a Dog Vet and Get Answers to Your Dog Health Questions

Ask a Dog Veterinarian,
Get an Answer ASAP!

Dog Veterinary

My 9 year old miniature dachshund began coughing last night,

Customer Question
mucus mostly. But it's...
My 9 year old miniature dachshund began coughing last night, mucus mostly. But it's more like a persistent gentle cough until he gags up the mucus. It's not a barking cough. He is eating and drinking normally and running around the yard. Ideas?
Submitted: 1 year ago.Category: Dog Veterinary
Show More
Show Less
Ask Your Own Dog Veterinary Question
Answered in 6 minutes by:
6/27/2016
Dog Veterinarian: petdrz, Veterinarian replied 1 year ago
petdrz
petdrz, Veterinarian
Category: Dog Veterinary
Satisfied Customers: 7,418
Experience: Over 30 years of experience caring for dogs and cats
Verified

Hello and thanks for trusting me to help you and your pet today. I am a licensed veterinarian with over 30 years of experience and would be happy work with you.

We do have to be concerned that the cough could be due to heart disease since that is much more common in smaller breed dogs as they age. Heartworm disease is another cause of cough in dogs who are not on preventative medication and who live in areas where heartworm is present. Besides cardiac causes, pulmonary conditions can be involved. Bronchitis causes inflammation of the upper airways and sometimes bacteria can then become involved as well. Lower airway disease such as pneumonia can also lead to coughing. Finally, lung cancers (either primary or metastatic) can lead to coughing as well.

Your best course of action is to have him evaluated by your veterinarian. A thorough physical exam along with listening to his heart and lungs will be very helpful in getting to the cause. Your vet may likely recommend chest xrays as well. After a tentative diagnosis is reached, the will better be able to discuss therapy with you.

I hope this is helpful. Please let me know if you have ANY other questions. My goal is to give you 100% satisfaction and if you are not yet satisfied, please reply so I can clarify for you.

My posted replies are for general education only and not meant as a diagnosis. Only after a thorough veterinary examination can a diagnosis for your pet be made and specific treatments be advised or medications be prescribed.

Dr Z

Ask Your Own Dog Veterinary Question
Customer reply replied 1 year ago
OK, thank you.
Dog Veterinarian: petdrz, Veterinarian replied 1 year ago

You are most welcome. Good luck with him.

Ask Your Own Dog Veterinary Question
Dog Veterinarian: petdrz, Veterinarian replied 1 year ago
Hi,

I'm just following up on our conversation about your pet. How is everything going?

petdrz
Ask Your Own Dog Veterinary Question
Ask petdrz Your Own Question
petdrz
petdrz
petdrz, Veterinarian
Category: Dog Veterinary
Satisfied Customers: 7,418
7,418 Satisfied Customers
Experience: Over 30 years of experience caring for dogs and cats

petdrz is online now

A new question is answered every 9 seconds

How JustAnswer works:

  • Ask an ExpertExperts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional AnswerVia email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site. Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction GuaranteeRate the answer you receive.

JustAnswer in the News:

Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.

What Customers are Saying:

It was so professional, so personally concerned (as we were) and you answered all of our questions. George and I are so happy that I found "JustAnswer" on my Google search -- you are now in my "Favorites" list! And, yes we do love our kitty - she makes our life complete!

Bev & GeorgeBoca Raton, FL

Wonderful service, prompt, efficient, and accurate. Couldn't have asked for more. I cannot thank you enough for your help.

Mary C.Freshfield, Liverpool, UK

This expert is wonderful. They truly know what they are talking about, and they actually care about you. They really helped put my nerves at ease. Thank you so much!!!!

AlexLos Angeles, CA

Thank you for all your help. It is nice to know that this service is here for people like myself, who need answers fast and are not sure who to consult.

GPHesperia, CA

I couldn't be more satisfied! This is the site I will always come to when I need a second opinion.

JustinKernersville, NC

Just let me say that this encounter has been entirely professional and most helpful. I liked that I could ask additional questions and get answered in a very short turn around.

EstherWoodstock, NY

Thank you so much for taking your time and knowledge to support my concerns. Not only did you answer my questions, you even took it a step further with replying with more pertinent information I needed to know.

RobinElkton, Maryland

< Previous | Next >

Meet the Experts:

Dr. Debbie

Dr. Debbie

Dog Veterinarian

902 satisfied customers

Companion animal veterinarian practicing for over 10 years.

Dr. Andy

Dr. Andy

Medical Director

16,087 satisfied customers

UC Davis graduate, emphasis in dermatology, internal medicine, pain management

Dr. Gary

Dr. Gary

Dog Veterinarian

9,949 satisfied customers

DVM, Emergency Veterinarian, BS (Physiology)

Dr Scott Nimmo

Dr Scott Nimmo

Dog Veterinarian

9,704 satisfied customers

BVMS, MRCVS. { Glasgow UK }

Dr. Scott

Dr. Scott

Veterinarian

9,615 satisfied customers

15 years of small animal, equine and pocket pet medicine and surgery.

Dr. Bruce

Dr. Bruce

Veterinarian

8,945 satisfied customers

15 years of experience as a small animal veterinarian

Rebecca

Rebecca

Dog Veterinarian

7,442 satisfied customers

More than 30 years of companion animal practice.

< Previous | Next >

Related Dog Veterinary Questions
My 13 year old dachshund was recently diagnosed with
hello. my 13 year old dachshund was recently diagnosed with cushings and diabetes. i too have diabetes so we've had an easier time managing his and keeping his levels in good control. over the last fe… read more
Dr. B.
Dr. B.
Veterinary Degree (BVMS)
3,438 satisfied customers
My Dachshund is being treated by her Vet for a episode of
My Dachshund is being treated by her Vet for a episode of Pancreatitis. She has only eaten a tsp of food in the last 3 days. I've tried boiled chicken, ground beef, rice, steamed vegetables but she ei… read more
DocPaul
DocPaul
Doctoral Degree
662 satisfied customers
14 year mini dachshund, that ,over night, won't go up and
14 year mini dachshund, that ,over night, won't go up and down the stairs..or move around like she always has...She is still eating and drinking...not crying or whining ...just doesn't want to move ve… read more
Dr. Bruce
Dr. Bruce
Veterinarian
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
8,945 satisfied customers
It's a 12 yr old dachshund that's continually going in
It's a 12 yr old dachshund that's continually going in circles. She just started this 45 minutes ago. Earlier this wk she had a reaction to the immunizations given. The vet then gave her a shot of Ben… read more
Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin
Veterinarian
DVM
3 satisfied customers
My haired dachshund at a mini Twix bar wrapper and all. What
My long haired dachshund at a mini Twix bar wrapper and all. What do I do? … read more
Rebecca
Rebecca
Dog Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
7,442 satisfied customers
My 11 yr old male dachshund fell down the stairs Sunday.
My 11 yr old male dachshund fell down the stairs Sunday. Since then, he has seemed ok, walking fine, but his vision seems gone. I believe that's why he fell. He was fine last night and this morning be… read more
Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin
Veterinarian
DVM
3 satisfied customers
I notice in my 15 week old dachshund standard pup that a
I notice in my 15 week old dachshund standard pup that a couple of his toenails are pointed upward. Is this just a deformity. No trauma or anything. Noticed when we got him. He has huge floppy paws. … read more
DocPaul
DocPaul
Doctoral Degree
662 satisfied customers
He is a dachshund and he is bloated really bad all the
he is a dachshund and he is bloated really bad all the time,although i try to keep on a diet and he hungery all the time … read more
Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin
Veterinarian
DVM
3 satisfied customers
Have a dachshund...tonight keeps opening her mouth as if
Have a dachshund...tonight keeps opening her mouth as if she's chewing when she's got nothing in her mouth...anything im to be concerned about?… read more
Dr. Bruce
Dr. Bruce
Veterinarian
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
8,945 satisfied customers
Heart disease...he was seen about a month and a half ago.
Heart disease...he was seen about a month and a half ago. He's been losing a lot of weight and I see him wilting away as each day goes on. How do I know when it's time to lay him to rest? I'm not sure… read more
Dr. Altman
Dr. Altman
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
9 satisfied customers
My dachshund is limping slightly. He is bearing weight on
My dachshund is limping slightly. He is bearing weight on all legs, but his left back leg seems to be where the limp is and his causing him to walk funny. The left back foot seems almost slightly turn… read more
Dr. Altman
Dr. Altman
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
9 satisfied customers
The top of my dachshund's nose is swollen. She is breathing
The top of my dachshund's nose is swollen. She is breathing okay and did not react negatively when touched. The swelling occurred in the last couple hours.… read more
Denise Colgrove
Denise Colgrove
Relief veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
6,383 satisfied customers
He is a Dachshund and has a bad back. Prednisone works and
He is a Dachshund and has a bad back. Prednisone works and last time they gave him some mild pain stuff but I am tired of going to the vet every time when it is clearly his back every time. Is there a… read more
Scott Perry
Scott Perry
Veterinarian
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
1,218 satisfied customers
I have a 15 year old Yorkie-Poo with advanced heart disease
I have a 15 year old Yorkie-Poo with advanced heart disease who has been on heart meds for over a year. In June of 2016 the vet said she probably only had another 12 months left so we are already on b… read more
Scott Perry
Scott Perry
Veterinarian
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
1,218 satisfied customers
My dog has heart disease and has been on Vetmedin and 2.5mg
My dog has heart disease and has been on Vetmedin and 2.5mg twice a day and Fortekor 2.5mg once a day in the morning. Frusamide 40mg twice a day. She is now coughing A LOT. My vet told me to give her … read more
Dr. B.
Dr. B.
Veterinary Degree (BVMS)
3,438 satisfied customers
MY 7 YR OLD RIDGEBACK WAS DIAGNOSED WITH HEART DISEASE- THE
MY 7 YR OLD RIDGEBACK WAS DIAGNOSED WITH HEART DISEASE- THE VET WANTED $450 PER MONTH TO PUT HIM ON VETMEDIN OR SHE SAID TO SKIP THIS STEP WE CAN PUT HIM ON ENALAPRIL AND IT WILL BE $65 PER MONTH. … read more
Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin
Veterinarian
DVM
3 satisfied customers
My dog has heart disease and has been gagging lately. She
My dog has heart disease and has been gagging lately. She had fluid in her lungs and we had her on Lasix but ran out. Is there something I can give her until my vet opens tuesday? … read more
Dr. Jo
Dr. Jo
Veterinarian
BA
1 satisfied customers
My12 year old Shih Tzu has severe Heart disease and is on a
My12 year old Shih Tzu has severe Heart disease and is on a lot opf medications. she usually has a big appetite and I feed her 2 times a day. tTo night she did not wasnt to eat and though she loves to… read more
Dr. Ann M.
Dr. Ann M.
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
1,591 satisfied customers
Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Show MoreShow Less

Ask Your Question

x