Q. I have aboxer mastive mix female aout 14 months old coughs often just started today and has acne bumbs on her chin. What should I do?
DAVID ELBEZE, DVM, MRCVS
A. if the coughing started suddenly there is a good chance it's kennel cough (has she been in contact with other dogs?). If she is not getting preventive treatment for heartworm it's also a possibility to consider. Kennel cough is self limiting and usually resolve without treatment within 2 weeks, sometimes it does need treatment when the cough is too bad though. The acne on the chin is probably not related, could be a small infection or an allergic reaction.