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My 18 yr. old shih Tzu has been coughing and wheezing for about an hour. He has done this before but for very short periods of time.

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?

Rusty

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

He is blind, deft and incontinent

Submitted: 9 months ago.Category: Dog Veterinary
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Hello & welcome, I am Dr. B, a licensed veterinarian and I would like to help you today.

How long has he had these signs?

Is it a harsh or soft cough?

Any nasal discharge? What color? From one or both nostrils?

Are his gums pink or pale/white?

Can you take a breathing rate for me (just count his breaths for 10 seconds + multiply by 6)?

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