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Q. My older dog has had a wheezing cough with a spitting up sound while I actually don't see projectile come out of her mouth.

A. It could be a respiratory infection either viral or bacterial or an irritation or inflammation to the respiratory tract. There may also be something stuck that it is trying to dislodge or possibly related to the heart or to worms. If it continues then you should have an examination by your vet to establish the cause and then you can treat appropriately.

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JULIA HENWOOD



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