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Old March 14th, 2007, 07:53 AM
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Coughing in dogs has multiple potential causes: cardiac disease, laryngeal paralysis, pulmonary disease, allergies with post nasal drip, heart worm disease, cancer, chronic sinusitis, infected teeth/periodontal disease, environmental irritants (such as cigarette smoke, out-gassing paint/carpets/other home construction products, cleaning supplies, etc.), and the list goes on.

For piece of mind, I would delve a bit more deeply into your pet's problem. It may be nothing, or there may be a deeper problem than realized. I suggest that your veterinarian may be too cavalier, if she doesn't seem concerned, get a second opinion to confirm that view or find out if something is indeed wrong.

Dr. Van Lienden

Dr. Raymond Van Lienden DVM
The Animal Clinic of Clifton
12702 Chapel Road, Clifton
Virginia, U.S.A. 20124
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