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She is coughing non...

She is coughing non stop , but. Stops if I hold her been going on for 2 days she is an female American Eskimo 14 yes old

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

Dog

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

Fluffy

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

Her breath still KS bad

Submitted: 5 months ago.Category: Dog Veterinary
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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian replied 5 months ago
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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian replied 5 months ago

I'm sorry to hear of this with Fluffy. While any age dog can cough due to a simple respiratory infection such as the infectious tracheobronchitis complex, I need to consider more dire causes of coughing in a 14 year old - advanced cardiopulmonary disorders such as congestive heart failure, chronic sterile bronchitis, heartworm disease, pneumonias, and neoplasia in the chest cavity. An on-call or Fluffy's vet will want to carefully auscultate (listen to) and X-ray her chest as part of a thorough physical exam. Time is of the essence as congestive heart failure is life-threatening. Please respond with further questions or concerns if you wish.

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