Coughing in old dogs

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Take her to the vet tomorrow but don't give her nitro, it might help if she has some specific heart problems but using drugs without knowing what's causing the signs is never good. Is she coughing? when dogs or cats cough too many times in a row it's normal to have a gag and even to vomit after that. Maybe her problem is in the upper airways or maybe she just ate something that's causing her to gag.
This would normally be for Senior Dogs...... Heart Disease is NOT a death sentence.....It's rather common in dogs! Dogs can live many ,many years on medications just like humans can.....Meds. to improve function of the heart & also lasix to clear fluid from the lungs......An EKG or ECG can detect what part of the heart is having a problem.....They usually run around $100.....Some Vets will suggest this test, some will not...They will just go ahead and treat...
She has been to the Dr 2 times for this problem and we have gotten no help. There is smoking in the house, dogs and a cat, an old house with I am sure mold and dust mites. The home is multigenerational also. I have ordered the ionic breeze air filtering machines, but need to know if we should suspect coughing asthma, or some other problem. Right now, she is taking too much medication that does no good, and complains of a tummy ache fairly often. The latter is my opinion.
I have a 5 month old female chi weighing in at 2lbs. she seems to be 'Honking' or the typical reverse cough, however getting her to swallow or lightly rubbing her trachea (as suggested on the internet at various sources) does not end the spell. she does not need to be excited or active when this happenes, it is completely random. any insight to this?
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My Chihuahua has severe bouts of Coughing, Wheezing, Choking, & Breathing problems during the night. It seems to be a little bit better in the daytime. I've had him to Vet's, but after spending $1,000 + he has not changed. Does anyone have any idea what the problem may be?
I would have to do some reading up on this issue in dogs. I am somewhat familiar with delayed motility in people so am assuming the "mechanics", so to speak are the same. Sounds like he has an irritated gut too. He needs to be on a bland food that is easily digested. Try cooking up some chicken (no skin) and rice and you could add some vegetable like shredded zucchini.
I have a 10 year old toy poodle, up untill around the 8th of Jan she showed no signs of being sick she was in heat at this time... She was and had for about a week been drinking excessive amounts of water, when she did get sick it was after she had drank so much she threw up right after drinking but it was all water nothing else was in it.. she threw up one other time after that when she had drank water and there was bits of her dog food with it...She was only sick like that for one day..
My Friend - I can't even tell you what my Dear Katie Kitty meant to Jean and me before Jean's passing in 1997. We got her from the SPCA when she was 6 months old and Jean was disabled. She was JUST like a dog as she NEVER left his side through the next years of Jean's life. When he was put on Hospice, before his death, Katie Kitty was ALWAYS close by. :) The last 3 days when he was comatose she laid on his bed with him OR in the chair that was pushed up against the Hospital bed.
I have an 8 week old Sheltie mix on Cephadroxil that has had kennel cough for about a month. Other than coughing fits, she is completely fine. I have a ~2 yr old Cairn terrier that had kennel cough that was on doxy, that still has an occassional coughing fit. Now I have a ~ 2yr old cat, that has been healthy for over a year, suddenly having a cough similar to my dogs cough. She's a DSH if that matters.
We have a 9 yr old Low Chen who for the past 2 weeks has been hacking and coughing almost constantly. He did have valley fever 2 years ago and was treated successfully and his titer is negative. He coughs but doesn't cough anything up-just sounds like he is going to choke or get something out. sometimes rubbing his throat gently and calming him down will make it quit but as soon as you stop he starts again. He is in otherwise good health.
My dog is coughing a lot, sometimes it wakes him up too, but mostly he sleeps well. He eats normally, even more than usually. He's 2,5 years old and was just recently in a pet hotel, in contact with a lot of dogs. It might be kennel cough, but I'm not sure. What should I do?
We have a 2-year old Yorkie that weighs approximately 4 pounds. For the past 3 days she has been coughing, honking and has the sniffles. Last night we bought a vaporizer to help rid the symptoms. Is there anything else I should do? Bennadryl? Robotusin? How much is should we give her? Thanks.
I would take her to her physician as soon as you are able, it is certainly not healthy for her to keep coughing and vomiting. The coughing will hurt her insides if it is too strong and vomiting will prevent her from getting her much needed nutrients from food, etc. I really am not able to tell you what it is, it could be a number of things, and, as I said, it would be best if she saw a doctor. Please let me know the outcome, I know she must be miserable.
You say you have two cats and two dogs as family pets living in your home. I heard that male cats have more cat dander than female cats . You didn't mention what sex the cats are. I have asthama myself. I got asthma in my early twenties. Your daughter's allergy to cats and dogs has been confirmed. Your daughter is only 4 years old. Whether or not the cats and dogs are kept out of her bedroom is not the issue.
Food allergies only account for 10 percent of allergy problems in dogs. Dogs often can not tolerate soy products, wheat, corn, beef, pork, chicken, milk, whey, eggs, fish, chemical preservatives, or artificial sugars in their food. Determining the food allergen can be time consuming. First, eliminate all the possible allergens from the diet, by using a home made diet consisting of a protein and a starch the dog has not eaten before.
A HUGE percentage of dogs down here are heartworm positive, I have two friends right now whose dogs have it, and both dogs are in excellent condition to look at them, in fact, one is probably 25% overweight for her breed and the other is a male pit bull who looks like a real bruiser. He's fat, strong and very robust, but he has a HORRIBLE infestation because the ignorant person who owns him never bothered to worry about giving him a preventative.
I have brought my son to the doctors over and over for coughing. They put him on an inhaler and a nebulize nothing seems to work . And know one smokes in the house.He coughs all day long.Anyone have any ideas? I have even changed his bedding pillows .And have two dogs and two cats.It seems to have started from our last place we lived and got worse.Someone said acid reflux ?
It's rather common in dogs! Dogs can live many ,many years on medications just like humans can.....Meds. to improve function of the heart & also lasix to clear fluid from the lungs......An EKG or ECG can detect what part of the heart is having a problem.....They usually run around $100.....Some Vets will suggest this test, some will not...They will just go ahead and treat... Next- Kennel Cough- This is a virus and antibiotics will do nothing.....
there are few herbs that are so I would be very cautious using this one, esp when its marketed for both cats and dogs...b/c dogs can safely use many herbs that cats cannot...I always err on the side of caution. I really hope you find away to pay for that xray and some blood tests to help your kitty and not throw your money on products that your not sure of when theres been no diagnosis...
I have a 6year old female pug, for the last 6 days she has been coughing/gagging but not all the time - it seems to come on randomly throughout the day and night. The coughs/gags have been dry except for one which caused her to be sick. She has always gagged but its not been so bad as this. I am reluctant to take her to the vets - as we seem to always be there!!
excitement....Fluid will show in an xray..... Heart Disease is NOT a death sentence.....It's rather common in dogs! Dogs can live many ,many years on medications just like humans can.....Meds. to improve function of the heart & also lasix to clear fluid from the lungs......An EKG or ECG can detect what part of the heart is having a problem.....They usually run around $100.....Some Vets will suggest this test, some will not...THey will just go ahead and treat...
My girlfriend has 3 dogs, 1 of which is a female blue heeler (Tyler) about 4-5 years old. Tyler started developing a cough in mid-August, 2013. She has been coughing for the past 6 months. The 2 other dogs are in perfect health and have not developed a cough. I have outlined below the steps that have occurred during the past 6 months. - Month 1 - Normal coughing with a foamy white substance coming up after cough. She eats grass. She was prescribed antibiotics and small strength of steroids.
Coughing in chf has nothing to do w/'coughing' (like what humans use for coughs), it has to do w/her heart's congestion. Both my dogs are old and in mid-stages of chf where coughing is minimal. If your vet doesn't know what this excessive coughing is in relation to chf dump her quick. There are few dvm's who are heart specialists but the one I took my dogs to put them on furosemide (lasix/waterpills), enalapril and Vetmedin.
) the singulair helps our family with less congestion and the inhaler (pulmacort/advair) stops the coughing. We just tried a new inhaler and in one week the coughing returned until she switched back to the old med. zrytec took a week to work - started the second time while on prednisone to counter act the zombie feeling, and claritin does nothing for her, just primatine works best for her dad. so keep trying various combo's with a helpful doctor.
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