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    Default is a cough every now and then normal??

    One of my girls will cough several times a day - not a coughing spell, but more of a dry single cough. Is this OK? She seems very healthy otherwise and it isnt related to playing or running hard - just randomly.
    She is about 7 mos old.
    Any advice??
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    i would be tempted to see the vet ......i live in the south UK and we have had a lot of kennel cough going around at the moment
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    Can they get kennel cough even of they havent been to the vet in a while?
    We havent needed to go in the last 2 months, and we finished puppy school at PetSmart about 3 weeks ago.
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    Please have a read of this thread http://board.cavaliertalk.com/showthread.php?t=16598

    Particularly since your pup is around 7 months, I would definitely see the vet with a cough like this.

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    I hope you can have him vet checked. He could have picked up kennel cough at the training class or anywhere. Our foster pup just got over it and his lungs are now clear.
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    I'd probably get the vet to take a look too, especially if your dog has not been vaccinated for kennel cough. Lots of things can cause a cough though including heartworm, lung worm, or even something more mechanical like a little polyp growing in the throat. Never hurts (well except for the hip pocket) to have them checked out.
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    About how many times a day did he cough? Zoey coughs maybe twice a day and it is usually after drinking. It sounds like a little honk. she has done this since we have gotten her and my vet said that it wasn't something to be concerned about...I worry though (because I am crazy nuerotic and seem to enjoy spending hundreds of dollars at the vet for no ligitimate reason...Is it possible to have Munchausen syndrome with your dogs??)
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    She was coughing about 8-10 times a day (an estimate), but I thought it was much less frequent until I starting keeping track of it. I didnt notice a pattern either.
    My vet was concerned either, he said it was not a big deal.
    I know they think I am neurotic when I take them to the vet, but he is quite nice about it and very understanding.
    Mom to Harley & Carley (7months)

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