Q. My 11 year old cairn terrier has been coughing/dry retching for a week & has several loose stools a day he's also drinking a lot

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A. I would highly recommend your dog see a veterinarian for a exam, stool analysis, and bloodwork. At 11 years old, dogs are much more likely to develop underlying conditions. Coughing can be indicative of heart disease or respiratory problems. Your veterinarian will be able to analyze these diagnostics and create a treatment plan to ensure your pet is provided the appropriate medical treatment.

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