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Q. I wasn't sure if my dog has kennel cough ,he doesnt cough most of the time only when he gets excited or barks a lot ,hes a yorkie mix shelter dog 7yr

Answered By
DESTINI R. HOLLOWAY, DVM

A. This is not a typical kennel cough presentation because it would be more consistent. This sounds like a condition called tracheal collapse which often affects small breed dogs. It can be treated pretty well in most cases but if it starts to hinder quality of life then more drastic measures have to be taken (i.e. Surgical correction). I would discuss the options with your veterinarian.


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