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An Odd Sign of Heart Disease You Won't Want to Ignore

This sign can mean many things, but in dogs, it can also be a sign of heart disease - especially when combined with these 7 other symptoms. Get the lowdown, and don't ignore it. Put time on your side.

common causes dog coughing

STORY AT-A-GLANCE

  • In dogs, coughing can be a sign of several different problems, some more serious than others
  • A common cause of coughing in dogs is something stuck in the throat. If the object isn’t expelled by coughing, you should make an appointment with your veterinarian
  • Other causes for a dog’s cough can include a respiratory infection (kennel cough), pneumonia and heart disease
  • A potentially serious cause of coughing, especially in small breeds, is a collapsing trachea
  • Many dogs also “reverse sneeze,” which is a respiratory event that sounds more like coughing or choking

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