Uncommon Reasons Your Dog May Be Coughing

When you hear your dog coughing, the first thing that may go through your mind is “The dog has kennel cough.”  However, if the veterinarian cannot find out the reason for your dog’s cough, you may have to consider some unusual things to find out why the dog is coughing.  Here are some things to look at:

It is a good idea to take your dog to the veterinarian any time he has a persistent cough.  Usually, the cough will be caused by the usual culprits: heart disease, heartworms, bronchitis, or kennel cough.  Sometimes, however, your veterinarian will have to look deeper to find one of these uncommon causes of the dog’s cough.