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Why does my dog cough when excited?

asked 2017-05-16 14:02:58 -0600

My dog does this strange thing where he starts coughing every time he gets excited. Do your dogs do this too? Should I be worried that something is wrong or is this not a cause for concern? And if it ism what can I give him for it?

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Coughing spasms can be brought on by excitement or exercise. Other conditions to be cautious of would include reverse sneezing, heart disease, chronic bronchitis, heartworm disease and some types of cancer . If the condition persists consult your vet .

Shelly M.'s profile imageShelly M. ( 2017-05-18 13:14:11 -0600 )edit

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answered 2017-05-16 17:59:08 -0600

It sounds like you may need to take your fur baby to a vet. There are several things than can cause coughing. It could be age related, heart worm related, to general sickness. There are safe medications that they can provide for you as a lot of human medication is unsafe for pet consumption.

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answered 2017-05-18 13:24:57 -0600

He's coughing because in his excitement he's in-hailing drool

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answered 2017-05-18 10:37:38 -0600

When a dog becomes excited, he breathes harder and quicker, which can irritate his respiratory system and thus cause him to cough. If you're noticing that he does it constantly or that the frequency increases, I would schedule an appointment with your vet. Oftentimes, a cough is a sign of a mild respiratory infection or something lodged in the pet's throat. If your dog has recently been in a kennel, at a dog park, or anywhere where many dogs are present, he could have Kennel cough, which is the most common cause of coughing in dogs. While the initial symptom may only be coughing, you will soon notice that your dog is becoming more tired/lethargic, has a fever, and has a clear nasal discharge. If the problem is more long-term and unaccompanied by other symptoms, you will still want to check with your veterinarian to rule out a bacterial infection in the lungs, nasal passages, or throat.

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answered 2017-05-18 13:11:41 -0600

Coughing when excited is due to the dog breathing harder or more rapidly.

This could be a sign of an allergy or mild respiratory tract infection, something irritating the lining of the throat. Watch for the following: Fever, Vomiting, Listlessness, Lack of appetite, Halitosis, Nasal discharge, Watery eyes.

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The reason why the pet coughs only when excited is that the dog starts breathing harder or more rapidly when excited. This aggravates the respiratory tract and gives rise to the cough, particularly if the dog is suffering from an underlying respiratory infection.

Martha N.'s profile imageMartha N. ( 2017-05-18 13:20:30 -0600 )edit

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