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My cockapoo goes through this coughing fits. Almost like hacking. The vet said something about it being a bronchial condition this type of breed of dog can develop. Has anyone heard of this? Is anyone else dealing with the same thing?

He can have the fits out of a dead sleep or laying still.

Thanks for any help.
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We thought at first he, Buster, had allergies. There are times when he coughs and gags like he is going to bring something up. But this is different, sometimes during the coughing spells his body spasms. It's a loud exhale sound and inhales deeply during each breath. Tonights episode was a long one. He just looks at us like....do something. We are calling the vet on Monday, there has to be something else other then a bronchial issue.

Thank you both for your thoughts, I appreciate it. Buster was a resuce from a puppy mill breeder almost 4 years ago. I don't like to see him like this.
 

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Thank you everyone for the information. I have a call into the vet, waiting to hear back. I really don't know where he would have gotten the kennel cough from though. He's never been around other dogs since we've had him and never in a kennel.

I found this on Wikipedia : The disease can last initially from 10 to 20 days and can rebreak when the dog is put into a stressful situation which puts stress on the dog's immune system.

This has been off and on for over a year. The vet never mentioned kennel cough when she first saw him. Really not sure now, hopefully we can get some answers.
 

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Sorry I haven't been back to reply to you sooner. We've had a family emergency here.

Buster is not usually on a leash, where we live he doesn't need one when he's out. I read all the information on the kennel cough to my husband and we both believe that is not the problem with Buster. The vets office still thinks its the bronchial condition.

I have finally been at the right place and right time to film Buster when he has his coughing fits. So, hopefully when we show it to the vet she will have a better understanding of what he is going through. I was trying to see if I could post a clip here of it but am having difficulty. I figured maybe someone else would be able to compare what their dog is going through with ours. That make sense? lol

Either way, we are still trying to figure it all out. Poor puppy.
 
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