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He is shaking and coughing, He's also panting. His name is

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He is shaking and coughing JA...
He is shaking and coughing
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: He's also panting. His name is ***** ***** he is 12 years 9 months. He is a Maltese
JA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Simba?
Customer: He has had kidney stones. He is on Denamarin, Benadryl, Metacam and an antacid. He has a torn ACL but his breath is bad
Submitted: 1 year ago.Category: Dog Veterinary
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Dog Veterinarian: Dr B, Veterinarian replied 1 year ago
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HI this is DRB and I will try and help you with this.....is he coughing after getting excited or at rest?

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Dog Veterinarian: Dr B, Veterinarian replied 1 year ago

Does he have a heart murmur? Or collapsing trachea?

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Dog Veterinarian: Dr B, Veterinarian replied 1 year ago

HIs breath is probably bad due to periodontal disease. Have you-cleaned his teeth yearly his whole life?

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Dog Veterinarian: Dr B, Veterinarian replied 1 year ago

Are you there?

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Dog Veterinarian: Dr B, Veterinarian replied 1 year ago

He has collapsing trachea?

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
He coughs a lot. He has difficulty drinking water sometimes.
Dog Veterinarian: Dr B, Veterinarian replied 1 year ago

Does he have a heart murmur?

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Dog Veterinarian: Dr B, Veterinarian replied 1 year ago

Or heart disease that you are aware of?

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
His weakest part is his digestive system.
Dog Veterinarian: Dr B, Veterinarian replied 1 year ago

Ok, well if he does not have heart disease then the reason for coughing is likely collapsing trachea....you will need to see your vet about this and the best tx for this would be hycodan syrup which your vet can have compounded through Roadrunner veterinary pharmacy. But it is important that you vet listen to your dog's chest and makes sure there is not any pre-existing cardiac/heart disease.

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Dog Veterinarian: Dr B, Veterinarian replied 1 year ago

Can I answer any other questions for you tonight?

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Dog Veterinarian: Dr B, Veterinarian replied 1 year ago

Are you still there?

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Dog Veterinarian: Dr B, Veterinarian replied 1 year ago

Can I answer any other questions for you tonight?

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Dog Veterinarian: Dr B, Veterinarian replied 1 year ago

Ok, since you appear to have gone off line I will opt out and allow another expert to help you. DRB

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