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  • My puppy has a gagging cough. What can I do until I get her in to see the vet?

    I recommend that you take your puppy to see your veterinarian immediately. A gagging cough in a puppy can be a sign of pneumonia or another serious medical issue.

    A puppy’s immune system is not as developed as an adult dog and they can become sick very quickly. It is important that they are seen as soon as possible when they show signs of illness.

    Your veterinarian can talk to you more about what may be causing her cough after they have examined her. Any treatment that she will need will depend on the underlying cause of the cough.


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