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Coarse cough. Bentley 9 rd old american eskimo toy. 9

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Coarse cough

Veterinarian's Assistant: I'm sorry to hear that. Coughing can be worrying. The Expert will know what you should do. What is the dog's name and age?

Bentley 9 rd old american eskimo toy

Veterinarian's Assistant: How old is Bentley?

9

Submitted: 8 months ago.Category: Dog Veterinary
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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
i took an audio file of the dog coughing ...but says the file is too big
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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian replied 8 months ago
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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian replied 8 months ago

I'm sorry that your question wasn't answered in a timely manner. Please let me know if you still need help. May I have an update on Bentley, please?

While any age dog can cough due to a simple respiratory infection such as infectious tracheobronchitis ("kennel cough"), I need to consider more dire causes of coughing in an 9 year such as congestive heart failure, chronic sterile bronchitis, pneumonia, heartworm disease, and neoplasia (cancer) in the chest cavity. I wouldn't hesitate to have Bentley's vet carefully auscultate (listen to) and X-ray Bentley's chest at your earliest convenience. I find that sending these older coughing dogs home with an antibiotic instead of promptly X-raying them is a mistake too often made by veterinarians.

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