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A cough from your dog can be a sign of a few different things. They may be sick, they may be choking, or they may just have a tickle in their throat. Knowing what kind of cough your dog has and why they could be coughing is important in determining if your precious pet needs a rush trip to the vet for a check-up or not. If you're ever in doubt that your pet needs professional care, you should always default to having them checked out. It's always better to be safe than sorry.

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1. What Causes Dogs to Cough?

Just like people, dogs cough because of irritation in the throat or lungs. Whether the irritation is from a physical issue like a collapsing trachea, or because of an illness like pneumonia, there is something causing them to feel as though they need to cough.

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