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Q. I adopted a dog from a shelter and after 3 weeks my other dog ( boxer ) 8years old has horrible Hacking cough. The new dog doesn't have it at all

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A. This may or may not be related to your adoption of the new dog. Kennel cough is a definite possibility, but since the new dog isn't coughing, I'm not as suspicious of that. Older dogs can develop cardiac or pulmonary conditions that have coughing as a symptom, heartworm disease also will cause coughing. Upper respiratory infection and airborne irritants are also possibilities. I recommend getting your dog checked by your vet as soon as possible, an exam and x-rays most likely.

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