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Q. He is a 9 year old long haired daschund, he coughs constantly, gags and hacks, has a very foul odor no bathing will help, out of breath over weight

Answered By
DAVID ELBEZE, DVM, MRCVS

A. the main problem is obviously the coughing and gags, this is usually a sign of either heart failure, heartworm or lung disease. the fact that he is overweight probably doesn't help either.

You need to take him to the vet as a diagnosis must be done first, once the vet knows whats wrong with him, treatment can be stared, as well as diet change.


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