Why does my dog keep coughing and gagging?

A simple cough is probably just the way your dog clears out these materials. It’s best to check your dog’s mouth the first time you notice a persistent cough to check for foreign objects in the mouth or throat that may be preventing air from entering the lungs. Like any other sick family member, your dog will earn a little TLC until the cough subsides. An occasional cough can be normal behavior of the dog and is not a cause for concern.

When should I worry that my dog is coughing?

The sooner you take your dog to your vet, the sooner your dog may feel better on the way to feeling better. As long as your dog is behaving as usual, it will usually recover within two to three weeks. If your dog shows signs of coughing repeatedly on a regular basis, called a chronic cough, it may be time to talk to your vet. We’ve created a veterinarian-developed, scientifically supported family of supplements to provide support in the areas your dog needs most.

Your veterinarian starts the process by asking about your dog’s medical history, travel, prevention, onset and progression of symptoms, etc.

Why does my dog continue coughing and choking at night?

Once they find the underlying cause, your veterinarian will discuss a treatment plan that is tailored to your dog’s unique needs, addressing both your dog’s cough and the underlying cause or disease. Fungal diseases can lead to pneumonia, so just like a persistent cough, they should be diagnosed and treated by a veterinarian. In the last few hours, they’ll probably go off alone, as dogs hide when they know their time is up. Fortunately, Stetson’s kennel cough never turned into anything worse than coughing and choking for a short period of time.

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