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My dog has been having a lingering cough that we sought treatment for and seemed to improve after a round of steroids and antibiotics. It had returned but was kind of random and infrequent. This evening (5am this morning) we were awoken by my dog having a horrible coughing spell and this time (for the first time) he is coughing up a thick white mucus ...not once but four times. I get him calmed down and I thought it was over but it just happened again. What should we do?

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

Louie and he just turned 9

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

His bowel movements and eating were normal today

Submitted: 9 months ago.Category: Dog
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Dog Specialist: Jane Lefler, Breeder,Behaviorist, formerVet Asst replied 9 months ago
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Jane Lefler, Breeder,Behaviorist, formerVet Asst
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Hi JaCustomer,

Welcome to Just Answer. My name is Jane. I have been involved professionally with dogs in the healthcare and behavioral fields for over 20 years. I’ve worked as a Vet Assistant and Behaviorist and have extensive experience in dog reproduction, as a breeder, for even longer than that.. Canine behavioral issues and training are also my specialties. It will be my pleasure to work with you today.

It is necessary for me to get a little information from you before I can type up your reply. Your patience is appreciated.

What did your vet think the problem was before?

What breed is Louie?

How often is Louie fed?

Does louie have an empty stomach when this occurs?

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