Why Is My 11 Year Old Dog Gagging And Coughing For The Past 10 Days?


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Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
Ok.hear are the possibility's....
Dog Night Time Cough
Coughing at rest is associated with heart problems (sometimes failure), trachea issues and lung problems.
Dog Cough when excited
Collapse or irritation of the trachea (branches of the lungs)
Dog Cough when drinking water
Collapse or irritation of the trachea, also called Kennel Cough or trachea bronchitis. Kennel cough is the most common cause of laryngitis in dogs. A dog may have laryngitis and a coughing condition for years occurring when your dog pulls on its leash or other activity.
Cough During or after eating
Larynx or esophagus disease. The larynx prevents food from entering the trachea. If the larynx doesn't close food enters causing disease.
Dog Cough when outdoors
If the dog continually breathes in things that are naturally outdoors such as leaves or grass, it could cause a lung infection or pyothorax.
Cough in Overweight Small Dog
Caused by tracheal collapse (sounds like a goose when coughing).

Canine Cough Medicine varies based on the type of diagnosis. It ranges from cough suppressants to prescription drugs. Veterinarian's have many options for treatment including cough medicine, cough suppressant, antibiotics (bacterial infection) and allergy medications (steroids).

Here you go I hope this helps in some way
Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
My 9-1/2 year old great dane started coughing quite frequently, and the cough often sounded very wet.  When we took her to the vet, we found out she had dilated cardiomyopathy (an enlarged heart with congestive heart failure).  I'm sorry to say that the prognosis for this diagnosis is not good.  You really should get your dog to the vet to rule out any heart issues.  Other heart related symptoms to look for are panting when it's not hot and the dog hasn't been exercising, gums that lack a healthy pink color, cold feet, and loss of appetite.  Good luck to you!
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mary burnside answered
I think with the age it might be worth getting it checked by a vet.  It may be something to get checked on as sometimes in older dogs it can have something, hopefully not but if it has been going on for ten days and it has not had any of this problem before it is definately worth seeing. It could be something easy like having something small stuck in its throat the wrong way. Good Luck
L W Profile
L W answered
Your dog may have heart worms. Go to the vet
Courtney Heard Profile
Courtney Heard answered
Every once in a while, it's probably a fur ball. If it's constant though, he's probably got something stuck in his throat. Obviously, if it doesn't stop, see a veterinarian.

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