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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.
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
Can you share a video of the episodes? That will help me to know what you're seeing.
Here's the link again for the laryngeal paralysis: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M_m3G1NsJNI
Thank you. I will keep an eye out.
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.
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.
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.
Checking in. How is your companion today?