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Q. My dog started dry coughing yesterday, like something is stuck in her throat but not. She hasn't been around other dogs and is eating and drinking

Answered By
ROSS MASSIMIANO, DVM

A. A cough could be due to an infection such as kennel cough, allergic (asthma), heart disease, or a problem with the trachea. I would recommend a vet seeing your dog in person to figure out which it is. Sometimes dogs get a scratch in their throat when they swallow something sharp. This would cause a scratch for a week or so. Having said that there still might be the need for a veterinarian to see the problem in person.


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