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10 year old Pomeranian

My pomeranian has been hacking alot like she has a fur ball she cant get out, she does this once in a blue moon and when it happens it takes a while for her to get over it, i am wondering what i can do to keep her from having this problem. She hasnt been in a kennel, so i dont beleive it is kennel cough, since it says it is contagious and no one has gotten it, she has a carrier that she sleeps in every now and then cause we live with my parents temporarily and they have three cats. Please tell what i should do.


Thanks,
Keri

Hi Keri,

There could be several different reasons for the coughing. One could be allergies, but a more serious problem could be heart disease. One sign of heart disease in older dogs is coughing.

The best thing to do is to have a physical exam done by a veterinarian. They can pinpoint the exact cause. Again there are many possible reasons for your dog to be coughing but seeing your vet would be best.

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Asthma
by: Anonymous

Asthma is often found in older cats. This is one possible cause as to your cat breathing heavier.

It could be brought upon by the spring time allergens in the air.

Mild cases often require no treatment. Monitor your cat's appetite and attitude. If either goes down, its time to see your vet.

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Heavy Breathing
by: Pearl Hannah

Hello,
I was wondering if you could give me some answers..
My 11 yr old cat od a mixed breed is breathing heavily. She dosent cough up fur balls or act unusually but i am a bit concerned that she may have respitory problems

Thankyou
Pearl


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