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Can dogs get chest colds with coughing ...

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Can dogs get chest colds with coughing?
Yes dogs can get upper respiratory illnesses that can lead to coughing or even pneumonia. One common one is Kennel Cough which you can read about here
a new one is the Canine Influenza
Older dogs can also cough from heart disease, heartworms, fungal diseases such as Valley Fever, or other illnesses that cause fluid build up in the lung area.
Usually its best to have your vet check your pet when it is coughing seriously.
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