Hi, My Pomeranian is 5 months and he has had a bad cough for about 4 weeks, the cough sounds like something is caught in his throat and he's trying to cough it up. I have taken him to the vet and he gave my pup a stool sample and checked his heart, he said it might be the dog flu gave the pup meds and told me to come back in two weeks I came back for a check up and said the cough will leave on its own there's nothing he can do about it. I went to another vet to get a second opinion and she said he has no symptoms of being sick and he's healthy and she gave him some cough meds but it hasn't helped. My pup is still playful, he eating, sleeping and everything seems o.k except when he coughs. The cough seems horrible is there any medicines I can get out of the pet store for him?
Also could be an allergy. A cough that has been going on this long probably isn't due to a foreign object. With dog flu, the first symptom is lack of appetite and then the cough starts. You would know if your dog was that sick. Try some benadryl, for a little tyke like yours, use the liquid and give about 2 cc's. Use a syringe to measure it.
If it is continuous, I would give it a few days to just clear up. If it is still like that next week and your vet says it's nothing to worry about I would be getting a second opinion. My pomeranian Max sometimes reverse sneezes, and if he continues I put my finger over his nose and he generally stops. If he doesn't I put honey on his nose so he licks it off and it soothes his throat and calms him a little. Good luck.
Toy breeds are pronce to collapsed trecheas and it sounds to me like its a possiblity here. It sounds alot like something is caught in their throat! It comes in varing degrees, some actually have to have emergency vet care resulting in surgery to repair a fully collapsed trechea and others just have the occasional honking cough if they've been over heated or over excited. Did your vet even mention this as a possibility, i sure hope so!
***Edited By: lovebug on 7/29/2006 10:29:07 AM*** Reason: spelling