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It is a dry cough that he does periodically, luke 5 times…

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It is a dry cough that he does periodically, luke 5 times daily. He seems health

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 and age?

Mickey 8 Pomeranian

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

He is on heartworm medication but we have not been as faithful to it as we could have been. I had a dog die of heartworms that had a ugly cough that sort of reminds me of this but it was much more severe than this it probably just makes me more cautious

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I'm sorry to hear of this with Mickey. 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 an 8 year old - advanced cardiopulmonary disorders such as congestive heart failure, collapsing trachea (very important in a Pom), chronic sterile bronchitis, heartworm disease, pneumonias, and neoplasia in the chest cavity. Mickey's vet will want to carefully auscultate (listen to) and X-ray Mickey's chest as part of a thorough physical exam. Please respond with further questions or concerns if you wish.

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