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I have got a 12yr old over the last three months i have

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Hi i have got a 12yr old king Charles over the last three months i have noticed that has had a choking cough and also i slight trmours

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 dog's name?

Benji

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

Be has hip problems which he ha had from a puppy

Submitted: 3 months ago.Category: Dog Veterinary
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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian replied 3 months ago
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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian replied 3 months ago

I'm sorry to hear of this with Benji. 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 12 year old CKCS - advanced cardiopulmonary disorders such as congestive heart failure (important as this breed is well-known for mitral valve disease), chronic sterile bronchitis, pneumonias, and neoplasia in the chest cavity. Benji's vet will want to carefully auscultate (listen to) and X-ray his chest as part of a thorough physical exam.

"Slight tremors" is unclear to me. I need to see this behavior. If you can upload a video of it to YouTube or a similar app, I would be pleased to take a look. Please respond with further questions or concerns if you wish.

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