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I have a 5 year old great Dane with a worsening cough over…

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I have a 5 year old great Dane with a worsening cough over the past 2 weeks

Veterinarian's Assistant: I'll do all I can to help. Coughing can be worrying. The Expert will know what you should do. What is the Great Dane's name?

Mya

Veterinarian's Assistant: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Mya?

She began vomiting yesterday off and on. Almost like bloat symptoms. She has had gastropexy. She has received simethicone that helps with her symptoms. She is acting appropriately now. Just a dry cough

Submitted: 2 months ago.Category: Dog Veterinary
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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian replied 2 months ago
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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian replied 2 months ago

I'm sorry to hear of this with Mya. Had she associated with other dogs at a dog park, groomer, or kennel at which she might have contracted the infectious tracheobronchitis complex ("kennel cough")?

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Customer reply replied 2 months ago
She had her gastropexy 2 months ago. That was the last time she was boarded. She is up to date with her bordetella vaccine
Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian replied 2 months ago

Thank you for the additional information. We need to look at other reasons for Mya's coughing, then. Her vet will want to auscultate (listen to) and X-ray Mya's chest. Considerations include chronic sterile bronchitis, heartworm disease (unlikely if she's on a heartworm preventative), cardiac disorders, and neoplasia in the chest cavity. Please continue our conversation if you wish.

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