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Old February 20th, 2009, 05:27 PM
ellie1989 ellie1989 is offline
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Question Dog Coughing or Sneezing

My dog sometimes coughs or sneezes once or twice a day, with a single cough or a single sneeze, not chronical or multiple coughs one after the other. I mentioned this to his vet before getting his second shot as he is a puppy, but exaggerated the coughs as I am a first time pet owner and nervous. The vet performed a " trachea test" and my puppy coughed a single cough and the vet refused to give his second shot and said he recommends xrays and maybe antibiotics from there. As the xrays cost a lot, i took the antibiotics and researched tracheal collapse and reverse coughing, both written and also on youtube and non of the videos sounded or looke dlike what my puppy is. They were all extreme and chronic cough and sneezes. I want to know is my dog normal and the vet just exaggerating for the money or is it abnormal to have a single cough or sneeze once or twice a day?

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Old February 20th, 2009, 05:35 PM
Diamondsmum Diamondsmum is offline
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Hi ellie,

I know my puppy does sneeze or cough each day mainly its from drinking/eating too fast.

Its like it goes up her nose or into wrong pipe

Do things set your dog off when you notice the coughing or sneezes?

you may want to get a 2nd opnion by a different vet if your not comfortable with your vet.

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Old February 20th, 2009, 05:36 PM
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If you are concerned about your vet you should get a 2nd opinion. I personally would think that maybe your baby just has a little chill or maybe a allergy to something? Its hard to not actually see it. Your vet is right in not wanting to give him his next set of shots just in case he is feeling under the weather.

Where do you go? I can recommend some good vets in town. If you want to PM me.
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