Dog

Get your dog care questions answered by Experts

Ask an Expert,
Get an Answer ASAP!

Dog is coughing on occasion and het breath is awful. Still eats her good without problem, just doesnt drink as much

Customer Question
She is coughing on...

She is coughing on occasion and het breath is awful. Still eats her good without problem, just doesnt drink as much water as I would expect but still drinks it often

Veterinarian's Assistant: I'm sorry to hear that. Coughing can be worrying. The Expert will know what you should do. What is the dog's name and age?

Kaiah 10 yr old At Bernard

Veterinarian's Assistant: What is the dog's name?

St Bernard Kaiah

Veterinarian's Assistant: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about the dog?

I think she may have a infected anal gland? It stunk for a few days then went away now stinks a bit

Submitted: 11 months ago.Category: Dog
Show More
Show Less
Ask Your Own Dog Question
Answered in 2 minutes by:
8/2/2017
Dog Specialist: PitRottMommy, Veterinary Nurse replied 11 months ago
PitRottMommy
PitRottMommy, Veterinary Nurse
Category: Dog
Satisfied Customers: 12,263
Experience: 15 yrs experience in vet med, 8 in emergency med. Founder of a non-profit animal rescue
Verified

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.

Ask Your Own Dog Question
Dog Specialist: PitRottMommy, Veterinary Nurse replied 11 months ago

Can you share a video of the coughing? If not, 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=M_m3G1NsJNI

Ask Your Own Dog Question
Customer reply replied 11 months ago
Actually None any of them. She usually makes this noise when she is thirsty and doesn't have access to water, like when we are in the car.
Dog Specialist: PitRottMommy, Veterinary Nurse replied 11 months ago

Can you share a video of the episodes? That will help me to know what you're seeing.

Ask Your Own Dog Question
Customer reply replied 11 months ago
The Larnyal one didn't play. If I had the money for a phone call I would have just taken my dog to the actual vet here
Dog Specialist: PitRottMommy, Veterinary Nurse replied 11 months ago

Can you share a video of the episodes? That will help me to know what you're seeing.

Ask Your Own Dog Question
Customer reply replied 11 months ago
My phone's camera isn't working and the couch is usually very spread out. Not consistent but enough I noticed it
Dog Specialist: PitRottMommy, Veterinary Nurse replied 11 months ago

Here's the link again for the laryngeal paralysis: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M_m3G1NsJNI

Ask Your Own Dog Question
Customer reply replied 11 months ago
I will try. But it happens only 1 - 2 times an hour
Dog Specialist: PitRottMommy, Veterinary Nurse replied 11 months ago

Thank you. I will keep an eye out.

Ask Your Own Dog Question
Customer reply replied 11 months ago
Any ideas as of now, like what it could be with that smell? She usually has bad breath since her teeth aren't great but it has kicked up a bitch the last few days
Dog Specialist: PitRottMommy, Veterinary Nurse replied 11 months ago

At her age, underlying medical conditions such as liver disease, kidney disease, GI concerns, etc. can cause bad breath. That said, we can also see respiratory concerns that can be linked to coughing and to halitosis. She may also have developed worsening periodontal disease, such as an abscess. These two symptoms do not have to be linked to occur at the same time.

Ask Your Own Dog Question
Customer reply replied 11 months ago
She hasn't coughed again yet. She eats her foods normal and eats treats. knew this was gonna lead to me having to just go to a regular vet anyway.
Dog Specialist: PitRottMommy, Veterinary Nurse replied 11 months ago

Alas, not being able to see what you're seeing makes it very difficult to tell you what you're witnessing at home. With more info, I may be able to offer more help. Kaiah is a senior giant breed dog and there are many things that cannot be treated at home, I'm afraid.

Ask Your Own Dog Question
Dog Specialist: PitRottMommy, Veterinary Nurse replied 11 months ago
Hi,
I'm just following up on our conversation about your pet. How is everything going?
PitRottMommy
Ask Your Own Dog Question
Customer reply replied 11 months ago
Hello,She isnt coughing very much, but her breath is awful, thinking maybe jts? Was wondering if an infection the anal gland would makes her breath stink like that?
Dog Specialist: PitRottMommy, Veterinary Nurse replied 11 months ago

I would not anticipate her anal glands causing her breath to smell poorly. We often associate this with periodontal disease, organ dysfunction (kidney disease, liver disease), diabetes, etc.

Ask Your Own Dog Question
Dog Specialist: PitRottMommy, Veterinary Nurse replied 11 months ago

Checking in. How is your companion today?

Ask Your Own Dog Question
Was this answer helpful?

How JustAnswer works

step-image
Describe your issueThe assistant will guide you
step-image
Chat 1:1 with a dog specialistLicensed Experts are available 24/7
step-image
100% satisfaction guaranteeGet all the answers you need
Ask PitRottMommy Your Own Question
PitRottMommy
PitRottMommy
PitRottMommy, Veterinary Nurse
Category: Dog
Satisfied Customers: 12,263
12,263 Satisfied Customers
Experience: 15 yrs experience in vet med, 8 in emergency med. Founder of a non-profit animal rescue

PitRottMommy is online now

A new question is answered every 9 seconds

How JustAnswer works:

  • Ask an ExpertExperts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional AnswerVia email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site. Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction GuaranteeRate the answer you receive.

JustAnswer in the News:

Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.

What Customers are Saying:

You are a light at the end of scary tunnel when $ are tight, but people need professional help to turn to for help with their dear pets!

LinhCharleston, WV

$1,000 spent at his vet, and I finally get the correct diagnosis from Nancy Holmes for $15

CarolCedar Hill, MO

I think this is the greatest web site in the world. Thanks to all!

JudyNew Haven, CT

I have referred several friends to your web site. I'm impressed with how easy it is to use your site, the Experts available and the quickness of answers.

NinaUSA

I am completely pleased with the quick response that I received in our time of need for our dog, Jasmine. I couldn't believe how quick the response was and I thank you. It's good to know you're there!!

Jasmine's MomUSA

Please let everyone involved with your site know that your Expert, Dr. Lucy, has saved my dog's life. I will recommend your site to all my pet loving friends. Thank you again for simply being there!

Sonya GEasley, SC

Last night my Expert spent close to 3 hours working with me on my dog's illness. Thank you so much for this opportunity to share in her care and knowledge!

Cathie MPompano Beach, FL

< Previous | Next >

Meet the Experts:

Dr. Gary

Dr. Gary

Dog Veterinarian

3,044 satisfied customers

DVM, Emergency Veterinarian; BS (Physiology) Michigan State Univ

Joan

Joan

Vet Tech

5,537 satisfied customers

Vet Tech for over 35+ years working w/Dogs/Rescues

Candy

Candy

Veterinary Technician

7,973 satisfied customers

Practicing Veterinary Technician for 26 years.Former Veterinary Practice Owner, Technician Trainer

Dr Scott Nimmo

Dr Scott Nimmo

Small Animal Veterinarian.

5,193 satisfied customers

BVMS, MRCVS. { Glasgow UK }

Dr. Andy

Dr. Andy

Medical Director

4,911 satisfied customers

UC Davis Graduate, Interests: Dermatology, Internal Medicine, Pain Management

Theresa

Theresa

A Voice for Your Pet

4,705 satisfied customers

19+ years experience in small animal medicine

Dr. Drew

Dr. Drew

Veterinarian

3,294 satisfied customers

Small Animal Medicine and Surgery

< Previous | Next >

Related Dog Questions
The dog is not mine, but my fiance's. She is a 7 year old
Hello. The dog is not mine, but my fiance's. She is a 7 year old st. Bernard who has epilepsy. She is not having seizures at the moment, but she was put on Keppra 2 weeks ago. Today the dog could not … read more
Dr Marta Lepes
Dr Marta Lepes
DVM owner
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
440 satisfied customers
My pet is about 12 yrs old shiz shu and poodle mix just noticed
My pet is about 12 yrs old shiz shu and poodle mix just noticed 2 hard knots near the rectal area hard to the touch doesnt like you to brother them. ONe is located about 11 00 and the other about 5 00… read more
Dr. John
Dr. John
Veterinarian
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
5,053 satisfied customers
ny 8 year old st bernard mastif is vomiting a foamy slime the
ny 8 year old st bernard mastif is vomiting a foamy slime the past 24 hours. he is not in pain but is very lethargis. we went for a walk yesterday and he just sat in the middle of the road at the end … read more
Lisa
Lisa
Certified Veterinary Technician
Associate Degree
15,483 satisfied customers
Will Gentocin cause my dog to stop eating her food. Shes a
Will Gentocin cause my dog to stop eating her food. Shes a Saint Bernard that i found 2 days ago and has 2 lesions on her. I ttok her to a vet and they diped her and gave her this med for her lesions … read more
Lisa
Lisa
Certified Veterinary Technician
Associate Degree
15,483 satisfied customers
I just noticed a large circulR growth or it may be swollen
I just noticed a large circulR growth or it may be swollen objest under my six year old female mut. It is located under her anus and is about a 1/2 in diameter, maybe a little larger. Not sure what it… read more
Jane Lefler
Jane Lefler
Dog Behaviorist/Trainer/Breeder/Health
3.75 GPA 36cr. Multiple Tech traini
681 satisfied customers
my 11 year old shih tsu is arching his back and shaking. he
my 11 year old shih tsu is arching his back and shaking. he cries and yelps if anyone comes near him. he shakes constantly and walks around the house like he cant find whatever he wants. he eats, drin… read more
Jane Lefler
Jane Lefler
Dog Behaviorist/Trainer/Breeder/Health
3.75 GPA 36cr. Multiple Tech traini
681 satisfied customers
my 2 yr old XXXXX XXXXX has been sick with coughing dry heaving
my 2 yr old XXXXX XXXXX has been sick with coughing dry heaving fever lethargy and bad breath no appetite, she has been treated with antibiotics for a week and now she is sneezing and runny nose and s… read more
Brad Craig DVM
Brad Craig DVM
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
10 satisfied customers
We have an 8 yr. old XXXXX XXXXX who has awful breath. We
We have an 8 yr. old XXXXX XXXXX who has awful breath. We have had her to the vet several times over the past 4 years for regular dental cleanings, she's had several rotten teeth pulled. We brush her … read more
Lisa
Lisa
Certified Veterinary Technician
Associate Degree
15,483 satisfied customers
My St. Bernard has quit eating will only take water losing
My St. Bernard has quit eating will only take water losing weight rapidly. He was breathing hard sounded like congstion, been giving him antibotics doesn't seem to work. He recently ate a lot of fresh… read more
Susan Chambers
Susan Chambers
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
283 satisfied customers
My dog has not eaten a meal (some snacks only) in 24 hours.
My dog has not eaten a meal (some snacks only) in 24 hours. He is lethargic, shaking from time to time, breathing slightly fast, is hiding under the bed (not typical) and whining from time to time. He… read more
Dr. Kelly
Dr. Kelly
Doctoral Degree
24 satisfied customers
hello, i have a neo mastiff i rescued..her ,she just flat out stinks
hello, i have a neo mastiff i rescued this summer i have tried everything to remove a very pungent odor from her ,she just flat out stinks what would cause this?? i also have a male neo with no proble… read more
Dr. Marcia
Dr. Marcia
Companion Animal Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
522 satisfied customers
lab mix: laying down for a nap..lick..couch) followed..herself
Just tonight my husband and I noticed that our 2 yr. old pit/lab mix leaked a tiny bit of clear, foul-smelling fluid as she was laying down for a nap. Immediately after it happened she got up to the s… read more
Dr Scott Nimmo
Dr Scott Nimmo
Small Animal Veterinarian.
5,193 satisfied customers
7 yr old had anal gland clog and rupture. Local vet on 09/12/08
7 yr old had anal gland clog and rupture. Local vet on 09/12/08 put her on Cephalexim 3x day. 2 days later she stopped eating. She is drinking water in small doses but hasnt eaten but bits and pieces … read more
andrea roberts
andrea roberts
veterinary surgeon
Bachelor's Degree
1,292 satisfied customers
I have 3 dogs- 4 yr old female Boxer (the leader), 2 1/2 yr ...
I have 3 dogs- 4 yr old female Boxer (the leader), 2 1/2 yr old female Boxer (mainly submissive/playful), and a 7mo old male St. Bernard (go with the flow attitude). All 3 dogs have gotten along very … read more
NancyH
NancyH
Pet/Animal Care Expert
Bachelor Degree
19,712 satisfied customers
My dog got fixed a week and a half ago. I gave her a bath ...
My dog got fixed a week and a half ago. I gave her a bath on Saturday- today i had a few people tel me she really stinks. Which is odd because people are surprised that my house smells so clean along … read more
Gina
Gina
5,877 satisfied customers
My puppy, a Shiba Inu, that is 20 weeks old, just started ...
My puppy, a Shiba Inu, that is 20 weeks old, just started having horrible breath. I haven''t changed her food. She is eating a combined brand of Eukanuba for puppies and Blue for puppies. I was wonder… read more
Dr. K
Dr. K
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,582 satisfied customers
Please help me ASAP! I have a 12 year old female rottweiler ...
Please help me ASAP! I have a 12 year old female rottweiler with a descended scrotum. She woke up this morning with it swollen and hardened, and is having some trouble walking. What do u think it coul… read more
Jane Lefler
Jane Lefler
Dog Behaviorist/Trainer/Breeder/Health
3.75 GPA 36cr. Multiple Tech traini
681 satisfied customers
English cocker spaniel: 13 year old..that had never had a bath
I have a 13 year old English cocker spaniel. He has always been healthy and basically had just had his yearly checkups and vaccinations. About two months ago he started to stink like a dog that had ne… read more
Theresa
Theresa
A Voice for Your Pet
Bachelor's Degree
4,705 satisfied customers
Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Show MoreShow Less

Ask Your Question

x