February 15th, 2004, 12:24 PM
My Shi Tzu is 12 years old and has developed a non-producing cough. We have tried, antibotics, cough suppressants, steriods and have done exrays, of the trache, heart, and lungs. WE have done blood work and he is negetaive for heart worms and is up to date for Bodentella. He has not been to the kennel for boarding since late December and it is now mid February. Any suggessions or experience with this type of condition. Our Veternarian is at a loss on how to proceed other than a Trachea Saline Wash which he feels is uncessary given that there is nothing showing in his lungs in the way of fluid, nothing lodged his throat or trachea. We would like to see if you have any suggetions on what could be causing this condition. Thank you for your time. Enoel.