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Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian
Category: Dog
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Experience:  University of California at Davis graduate veterinarian with 45 years of experience
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She's coughing and sounds like weezing, It's been on and off

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She's coughing and sounds like weezing
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. Coughing can be worrying. The Veterinarian will know what you should do. What is the dog's name and age?
Customer: It's been on and off all day
JA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about the dog?
Customer: Just now the coughs were deeper and she was,trying to get something up
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 1 year ago.

I'm sorry to hear of this with your dog. How old and which breed is she, please? Coughing due to a simple respiratory infection is more of a concern in young dogs while such coughing as you've described in an older dog is more likely due to congestive heart failure, chronic sterile bronchitis (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease/COPD), or neoplasia (caner) in the chest cavity.