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My 5 year old German shepherd has been sounding like she is trying to hack up mucus. She been doing to for about a week and at first it sounded like she was trying to get a hairball up. ..now it sounds like she is got something on there

Veterinarian's Assistant: I'll do all I can to help. Could be a lot of things that cause lethargy. The Expert will know how to help the dog. What is the dog's name?

Bella...she acts fine but it scares her when she starts coughing

Veterinarian's Assistant: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Bella?

And she is not lost her appetite

Submitted: 6 months ago.Category: Dog
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Dog Specialist: PitRottMommy, Veterinary Nurse replied 6 months ago
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Dog Specialist: PitRottMommy, Veterinary Nurse replied 6 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: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gsv5o3pP00E

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Customer reply replied 6 months ago
Us give me a minute and I'll record it
Customer reply replied 6 months ago
It doesn't sound like any of those really. You know when a guy has mucus in there throat and they go to hack a luggie, that's what it sounds like
Customer reply replied 6 months ago
I'll try to catch her doing it and send you a clip
Dog Specialist: PitRottMommy, Veterinary Nurse replied 6 months ago

I'll keep an eye out.

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Customer reply replied 6 months ago
How long can I keep this open
Dog Specialist: PitRottMommy, Veterinary Nurse replied 6 months ago
It stays open as long as is needed.
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