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I am sorry your Yorkie is coughing. How long has he been coughing? How old is he?The treatmentment depends on what is causing the cough. If he has an infection such as kennel cough, the treatment is antibiotics, usually doxycline. If he is older, his cough may be due to a heart problem and that is treated with a combination of medications such as enalapril, pimobendan, and furosemide.This breed is prone to a condition called collapsing trachea, which is treated with cough suppressants, antibiotics and anti inflammatory medication.If you give me a little more information about his age, weight, and how long he has been coughing, that may help me to figure out what this might be.
Usually a cough from heart disease or collapsing trachea comes on gradually. If it came on suddenly this might be an infection such as "kennel cough" and a course of doxycycline from your veterinarian should take care of it.You can try Robitussin DM (only DM formula) 1/4th teaspoon twice daily, but that won't treat an infection. It may help with the coughing.It is always best to find out what the problem is; then you know the correct treatment. If she has "kennel cough" or an upper respiratory infection and you don't start antibiotics, it may get better on its own after a couple of weeks, but it can also get worse, and turn into pneumonia.Please let me know if this is helpful and what other questions I can answer.
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How is your Yorkie doing?