(Closed) My pup has a cough :(

posted 8 years ago in Pets
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

he could have alergies to the food. My dog has pretty bad food alergies.

Just call your vet and see what they say.

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee

How often is your puppy coughing?  My toy poodle coughs like that a few times a day, but I’ve brought him to the vet multiple times and nothing is wrong with him. He just coughs a few times a day.  I’m actually dogsitting my friend’s toy poodle at the moment, and her dog does the same thing.  Since it’s something new, I would bring him to the vet just to check it out, but don’t worry too much about it.

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

I’d call the vet and see what they say but our dog has serious summer allergies and they have been especially bad the last few weeks.  When he’ll lick himself after being outside he’ll get all the allergens and then he’ll cough.  Maybe try to wipe your pup down (paws too) after going outside and see if anything improves.

Post # 6
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

No vaccine is 100%. And there are many of strains of kennel cough out there, I think around 40-50, and the vaccine usually only covers about 10-15.

Or it could be allergies.

Or it could be reverse sneezing, which is common and harmless. Here’s a video of what reverse sneezing sounds like: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0HXcMLokADc

If you’re worried, take him to the vet. Better safe than sorry, and it will ease your mind.

Post # 7
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

Is he up to date on his heartworm medicine as well?  Coughing like that can be a symptom of heartworms and can be very dangerous.  

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I dont want to scare you but it could more than a cough. My dog only had a cough and I let it go and she had pnemonia. Please take your puppy to the vet. Better to be safe than sorry.

Post # 9
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Helper bee

My dogs’ shots were up to date but they still got kennel cough after a visit to a dog park.  Has your pup been around other dogs lately?  As others said, call your vet.  Our vet put our dogs on an antibiotic to get rid of the kennel cough, but they had to go by how we described it because they didn’t cough while we were at the appt.  So if you can record it, it might be easier for your vet to figure out what’s going on.

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