This afternoon my dog started coughing. It’s a hacking cough like she is gagging usually associated with kennel cough. She is vaccinated against it but we go to the dog park frequently and I know it is not effective against all strains. She is active, eating normal, and appears healthy except for the cough every once in a while. I have read that many vets will just let it run its course, and that treatment isn’t necessary in mild cases. I would rather save the 0 if that’s what they will say lol. I just wanted some opinions perhaps from owners who have dealt with this before. Does letting it run it’s course work? Or what treatment did you use? I am going to take her to the vet if it persists or her appetite changes of course. Thank you 🙂
Yes I’m aware its highly contagious 🙂 No more dog park for us for a while lol
Of course I’m not a vet so I can’t be 100% sure but I am fairly certain that’s what it is. Heartworm is unlikely for her since she has been on preventative since she was old enough and stays inside. She just has that cough almost like something is caught in her throat. I’m setting an appointment just to be sure though.

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