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Cher, Dog Caregiver--Extensive Experience
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Why does my dog keeps making a hacking sound

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4 year old Pitbull, healthy, appx. 63 lbs.
Submitted: 10 years ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  Cher replied 10 years ago.

A hacking cough in a dog is characteristic of kennel cough, so this may be the cause of the problem. Also, your dog may have ingested something he shouldn't have and has scratched his throat or something is stuck in his throat, which he's trying to dislodge.

Your best course of action is to bring your dog to the vet ASAP, to find the cause of the hacking cough and have it treated so your dog may start feeling more comfortable.

I hope all will be well.