The coughing dog story

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Avatar f tn He needs to be seen by the vet for a full exam, that much is clear. Ask your vet for some sedatives to give your dog before you bring him in. There should be something that will calm him down without having to completely knock him out. He could have a whole lot of other things going on without jumping on cancer right away. If you can obtain a sample, bring some of his urine in with you as a urinalysis should be part of the exam. I had a dog with a similar temperament.
4121556 tn?1350428560 Regarding the coughing, the most common cause is a degeneration of the mitral valve within the heart. The veterinarian who sees your dog will be able to diagnose this via an exam and some xrays. The xrays will also help rule in or out cancer, parasites etc.
Avatar n tn Good sounds like your little cocker has a great life with you! Ask you veterinarian if this could possibly be a "reverse sneeze". The signs you describe don't fit the description of a reverse sneeze perfectly, but it is possible that is what he is doing. Some owners describe the reverse sneeze as a "goose honking" kind of cough. Glad to hear that he is living a good life with you.
Avatar m tn I understand that her allergies may act up in the summer, but her coughing is year-round (we live where we have winter from Nov.-Mar. so the grasses are dead part of the year). They have diagnosed her with pneumonia and found a shady spot on her lung (our vet thinks this may be scar tissue from a previous bout of pneumonia). We got her from a shelter (a stray), so we do not know her background. Any suggestions on holistic remedies I can try, or other recommendations of what to consider?
Avatar m tn t think that is it. When she jumps on the chair or my bed she has a coughing episode. I am really getting worried. She looks at me so sad. Please help!
Avatar n tn What does the noise sound like? Is like a coughing noise or a gagging noise? What type of dog is she? It's possible she has a collapsing trachea, which sounbds serious but is, in fact, very common in small breeds. Larger dogs can also have it but it's far more common among toy breeds. As I said, it's not a serious condition but the noises can sound scary from time to time. Usually an episode of the noises will occur when the dog is excited over something.
Avatar n tn The vitamin regimine that you suggested worked better than any antibiotic that the vet prescribed.
Avatar f tn Is it possible that my Pug has allergies with all the pollen floating around in the air. We live in the woods in North Carolina.
1171933 tn?1263476758 How old is your Chihuahua? What did the vet say? There is a chance that your dog might have ashtma. Yes, dogs do get asthma and it's very distressful and can be dangerous if not treated immediate. There must be some type of treatment for it, but it's like breathing thru a small straw. Please rush him to the vet everytime he has an attack and there must be treatment for it, because they suffer without the ability to breath...
Avatar n tn s far more annoying to the owner, who has to listen to the coughing fits, than it is to the dog. An easy way to tell if it's Kennel Cough is to do a swab culture. Bordetella bronchiseptica will be able to be cultured if that's what it is. Kennel Cough usually resolves on its own, except, as I said, in extreme cases, where an antibiotic may be necessary to clear it up.
1028452 tn?1537448484 The dog was so devoted to the professor that he continued to visit the train station everyday for the next 10 years! The people who passed the loyal dog each day were so touched by his story that they erected a statue in his honor in 1934. In 1935, Hachiko died at the very same spot where he used to wait for his master.
1028452 tn?1537448484 The dog was so devoted to the professor that he continued to visit the train station everyday for the next 10 years! The people who passed the loyal dog each day were so touched by his story that they erected a statue in his honor in 1934. In 1935, Hachiko died at the very same spot where he used to wait for his master.
Avatar m tn As for the heart murmur, the treatment depends on exactly what type of heart defect is causing the murmur. Since your vet predicted that the dog would start coughing, and the dog has in fact started coughing, I take it that it is not a benign murmur. In my nonprofessional opinion, most likely the murmur is due to valve disease, and the cough is a symptom of congestive heart failure.
Avatar m tn m sorry, your dog just passed away. We asked her if she was sure that it was the right dog. ANGEL we said. She asked: The white dog right ? We were devestated...especially me- I was like yelling and my whole body went numb. My mom asked what the COD was- her answer: We don't know. As soon as we took her back she let go and she died. Now, me and my mom were suspicious that Angel dyed from a shock from the cold water - but we were too confused and sad to even ask such a question.
Avatar n tn Something certainly isn't right, so why not take her to your vet? Dogs pick up viruses and bacterial infections just like we humans do, so it's entirely possible that she caught something since her last visit.
Avatar m tn A few days ago, when I noticed he was off his food, leaving about half what we gave him twice daily, I decided to give him milk mixed with honey and poured it in his dish. He kept coughing. Then the next day, I did the same. Could be that once the dog got that "burr-ball" out of his gut, the soreness was eased with the honey.
996946 tn?1503249112 I posted on here awhile back about my dog, Barney, He'd gone through a bout of heartworms a few yrs back. Now he is having repercussions from it. He was put on VetMedin, Enalapril, Lassix and Diltiazem. My husband thought he seemed worse lately with coughing constantly, so he stopped the meds for a few days. Now Barney isn't coughing but seems a little unstable on his feet....he's 11 1/2 yrs old. Does anyone have any experience dealing with this?
Avatar f tn i had to take zofran for the gagging....
Avatar f tn You shouldn't give your dog any cough syrup. The dog needs to see a veterinarian to find out what's causing the cough. It could be something simple, or it could be very serious.
Avatar m tn How is your dog now? I hope you had a better result than I did with my Maltese x 'Buddy' For about 6 months he had a dry cough. It didn't seem to bother him as was only a couple of times a day. He had a cyst on the side of his face that I was more worried about, took him to the vet and they said it was not life threatening. Then one morning, Buddy started coughing repeatedly, then would stop and again 30 mins later.
Avatar f tn I had been hospitalized for 3 years in a row all in the same month march, for shortness of breath. They thought it was asthma. The last time which was this year, they hospitalized me for a week. Which they ran lots of test and determined I have COPD. The symptoms I had were shortness of breath, tired, and coughing. Oxygen doesn't seem to help, medication wasn’t helping too (Spiriva and Advair plus nose sprays).
Avatar f tn Hi, read the other thread on the board titled "Dog hasn't eaten for seven days". Her dog has heartworms too. That thread may also help a little with ideas on getting him to eat etc. I would really google heartworm treatment,..... there are many vet sites that explain the whole process. And yes, they CANNOT exert themselves at all. Or be in the heat. I don't know if the dog can have a light sedative to help with keeping him calm. You should call and ask the vet.
2105885 tn?1334560015 Hi Ginger, just too let you know went to the vets about Kaiser had a chat with her with my concerns, asked for a medical report for my own notes, Kaiser has been kept on the medication and did seem to have settled down, ie the coughing in the night, he seems to have good nights and bad nights, sometimes his coughing is minimal but last night it was every two hours, the vet said this is the fluid coming off the lungs, i should have asked her how long this will take because after the first two we
694466 tn?1227677802 Was your dog vaccinated for kennel cough within the last six months? Next question: When was your dog's last heartworm test? This blood test should be run annually on all dogs. Is your dog on heartworm preventive? When was the last dose that you gave? It is not possible that she contracted heartworms from the kennel. If your pet has not been on heartworm preventive, it would be a good idea to take her to the veterinarian for a blood test. Is she sneezing or coughing?
Avatar m tn well, unless Mom cant afford more medical costs, I would suggest trying for a second opinion from a different vet. TWO, it could be food allergy related. If the dog is eating anything that has corn, soy, or wheat in can be an allergy. Alot of cheaper dog foods have corn and soy. both being exceptionally bad for any dog. same goes for looking at any treats that may be given. elliminate these three ingredients and see what happens. you should be about to tell within a week or so.