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My dog keeps coughing like something is stuck in her throat.

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My dog keeps coughing...

My dog keeps coughing like something is stuck in her throat

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 your dog's name and age?

Sandy she is 5

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

She is healthy no vomit .. no fever Seems to only happen when she gets excited

Submitted: 23 days ago.Category: Dog Veterinary
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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Alleyne, Dog Veterinarian replied 23 days ago
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Hello my name is***** and I am a licensed veterinarian with over 9 years of experience. I am hoping to help you with your pet today. Since I can’t physically exam your pet, I may need to respond with several follow up questions so I can best help you. Remember there is no limit on how many questions you can ask to in order to clarify any information I have provided regarding your pet. I just have a few initial questions to ask to gather some more information if you don’t mind? What type of dogs is Sandy? Is she coughing anything up?

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Customer reply replied 23 days ago
Not coughing anything up sometimes just spit.. she is ***** ***** /border collie
Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Alleyne, Dog Veterinarian replied 23 days ago

Okay thanks for the additional information How long has this been going on for? A common issue that can cause coughing when excited especially in small breed dogs is a collapsing trachea. This can occur because some dogs windpipe or trachea can weaken as they get older causing the area to slightly collapse when they get excited leading to a cough

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Customer reply replied 23 days ago
She has been doing this about 2 weeks
Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Alleyne, Dog Veterinarian replied 23 days ago

Okay. Is she acting fine otherwise. If it is collapsing trachea then often they need to be placed on a cough suppressant to see if that helps. If there is no improvement with the cough suppressant then she may either need antibiotics or possibly x-rays of the chest to rule out anything more serious

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Customer reply replied 23 days ago
She is acting fine otherwise.. can you write prescription?
Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Alleyne, Dog Veterinarian replied 23 days ago

No unfortunately by law we as veterinarians are not allowed to write prescriptions for any pets unless we have seen them in person.

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Customer reply replied 23 days ago
ok thanks
Customer reply replied 23 days ago
Can she take amoxicillin 500mg?
Customer reply replied 23 days ago
She weighs 28 pounds
Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Alleyne, Dog Veterinarian replied 23 days ago

Based on her weight that would be too large of dose for her. Also since she is only coughing when excited I would not suspect an infection at this time unless she was coughing more frequently

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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Alleyne, Dog Veterinarian replied 20 days ago
Hi,
I'm just following up on our conversation about your pet. How is everything going?
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Customer reply replied 20 days ago
Took her to vet. They believe she has valley fever. Waiting for additional blood work results.
Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Alleyne, Dog Veterinarian replied 18 days ago

Okay thanks for the update

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