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Jut coughed up blood for the first time. Has been diagnosed

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Jut coughed up blood for the first time. Has been diagnosed with Kennel Cough by my vet and is currently through half of his antibiotic course.
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?
Customer: Ben
JA: Is there anything else important you think the veterinarian should know about Ben?
Customer: No the cough is only when he gets excited - first time I have seen blood though - had the cough about 3 weeks now
Submitted: 9 months ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 9 months ago.

Hello, JACustomer. I have been a Veterinary Nurse for over 15 years and would be happy to help you today. I'm reviewing your question right now.

Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 9 months ago.

Is Ben currently on any medication to help suppress the cough?

Can you share a picture of the blood in the sputum?

How is his demeanor?

Were any chest x-rays taken?

How old is Ben? What breed?