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Rachel. My dog is 10 years old not often but he is starting…

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Veterinarian's Assistant: I'll do all I can to help. What is wrong with the dog?

My dog is 10 years old not often but he is starting this dry like cough and sometimes I hear a little gagging it has not affected his eating or drinking should I be alarm?

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

Robier is 10 years old and his breed is a mini poodle.

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

He’s about 1week from his rabbi shot.

Submitted: 24 days ago.Category: Dog Veterinary
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Hi, I would be happy to answer your question. I'm sorry to hear that Robier is coughing, which can be due to a respiratory problem such as asthma, bronchitis, a collapsing trachea, or larygneal paralysis or a heart problem such as congestive heart failure due to mitral valve disease. Small dogs have weak tracheal rings, so a collapsing trachea is even more of a possibility for Robier. The treatment for it is with medication such as Robitussin. Does Robier seem to cough at any particular time of day or night?

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