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When Your Dog Can’t Stop Coughing

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Just like any other sick member of the family, your dog deserves a little TLC until his cough clears. Make sure he has plenty of water, healthy dog food, and rest. Steer clear if he wants to be alone. Tell kids to let sleeping dogs lie, and keep him away from other dogs until he's well.

The best way to keep your dog healthy is to prevent problems before they start. Make sure your dog gets his shots every year and gets heartworm prevention as directed. Don't let him play with other dogs who are coughing or sick.

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Reviewed by Amy Flowers, DVM on August 25, 2014

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