Q. Continuous cough with 11 year lab with lipomas all over his body. Wondering if they are in his neck causing disruption. Always burping.
DR. CHRISTIE LONG, D.V.M., C.V.A.
A. Although it's possible that a very large lipoma in the area of the trachea can press on it and cause coughing, I don't think it's very likely. At 11 years old I would be anxious to have him examined by a vet to determine what might be the cause of the coughing - infectious disease like kennel cough, heart disease, or primary disease in the lungs.