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Experience:  UC Davis graduate, emphasis in dermatology, internal medicine, pain management
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Horrible sounding cough, shaking, panting, doesn't want to

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horrible sounding cough, shaking, panting, doesn't want to move much, won't eat
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: Bella 11
JA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Bella?
Customer: no
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Andy replied 1 year ago.


Automatic, must go to ER vet immediately.

At this age, a horrible cough could even be heart related, to suggest a problem like congestive heart failure. Plus, with shaking and panting, those are both possible symptoms of issues like nausea, pain, or an underlying endocrine disorder like Cushing's or hypothyroidism (low thyroid hormone). Plus, not eating, which would support the concerns for nausea or pain.

There is too much going on to suggest any delay in examination or trying over-the-counter therapy. Depending on the examination findings, and how the lungs sound, will dictate if the vet recommends any chest x-rays and/or a basic blood test.

Wish I could do more, but definitely well worth a visit as soon as possible!

Hope that information helps

Dr. Andy

Expert:  Dr. Andy replied 1 year ago.

Hope everything is going okay.

Dr. Andy