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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.
The coughing that you're hearing, does it look and sound like any of these?
Cardiac cough: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nv02RYW2TfY
Kennel cough: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZusGtj3NxcU
Collapsing trachea: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=042OsjZ5Hvs
Reverse sneezing: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1UyBrb0Hhpk
Laryngeal paralysis: http://https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=075DT9lUWOk
Also, how long has this cough been present?
Have you had any diagnostics performed, like chest x-rays? Kennel cough should not last that long.
Low grade coughing can still be as major as a short-term cough that's debilitating. I would urge you to have some diagnostics run since it's lasted this long. Your vet will likely want to do chest x-rays and place her on a course of antibiotics to be sure that if it's bacterial that it's been addressed. Especially if you are in an area that is prone to heart worms, your vet may recommend some blood work, as well.
I can give you some suggestions on antibiotics, but I would still recommend having some diagnostics performed. This will help if her symptoms are related to allergies.My favorite is Zyrtec and it's available OTC. http://cheyennewest.com/antihistamines-for-dogs-cats/