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Is there anything over the counter that I can give my chi for cough

Veterinarian's Assistant: I'm sorry to hear that. What sort of animal are we talking about?

Small dog. Chihuahua

Veterinarian's Assistant: OK. Coughing can be worrying. The Expert will know what you should do. What is the dog's name and age?

Ducky, (male) about 6mo.

Veterinarian's Assistant: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about the dog?

No I don't think so

Submitted: 8 months ago.Category: Dog Veterinary
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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Denise, Dog Veterinarian replied 8 months ago
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Hi. I’m Dr. Denise, a licensed veterinarian and I'd like to help. Please give me a moment while I review your concerns.

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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Denise, Dog Veterinarian replied 8 months ago

How long has Ducky had a cough?

Has he been around any other dogs in the last 2 weeks?

How much does he weigh?

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
hes had it for a couple of days. He has been around other dogs. But I don't think they were coughing. I think he weighs between seven and ten pounds.
Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Denise, Dog Veterinarian replied 8 months ago

It is possible that your dog has developed a contagious cough. He may need antibiotic treatment from his veterinarian.

Robitussin DM can be used in dogs as a cough suppressant and expectorant.

https://www.walmart.com/ip/Robitussin-Max-Strength-Cough-Chest-Congestion-DM-Non-Drowsy-8-Fl-Oz/52740749?wmlspartner=wlpa&selectedSellerId=0&adid=22222222227045770819&wl0=&wl1=g&wl2=c&wl3=100192837712&wl4=pla-201841225952&wl5=9021595&wl6=&wl7=&wl8=&wl9=pla_multichannel&wl10=8175035&wl11=online&wl12=52740749&wl13=&veh=sem

For this size, his dose would be 5ml (1 teaspoon) every 6-8hrs.

It is VERY IMPORTANT to confirm that the only medications in the product are (per 20mL HUMAN dose):

Dextromethorphan HBr, USP 20mg (Cough Suppressant)

Guaifenesin. USP 400mg (Expectorant)

As other formulations can contain medications unsafe for dogs.

If his cough become dry/honking/hacking and progresses even with treatment, or if he develops other symptoms like decreased appetite, vomiting, lethargy, etc. he should be seen by his veterinarian for an evaluation and further treatment.

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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Denise, Dog Veterinarian replied 8 months ago

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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Denise, Dog Veterinarian replied 7 months ago

Hi, it's Dr. Denise checking on Ducky. How is he doing?

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