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    My dog caught a cold and he's been on antibiotics for a week. He's almost finished with the pills, but his cough has gotten worse. Is it one of those things that gets worse before it gets better? Or is the medication not working? I've already been back to the vet once since the original visit and didn't get anywhere, so I don't want to go back again and pay 80 bucks to get told to keep doing what I'm doing. It's so heart breaking to see his sweet little body trying to breathe.

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    Rush him to the vet-he could have pneumonia!
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    How old is your dog? Coughing can be a sign of heart disease in older dogs.

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    He's almost 2.

    I think he's better. Today is the last day for his antibiotics, and he seems to be doing much better.

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    Keep an eye on him and don't hesitate to get a second opinion from another vet. He shouldn't be struggling to breathe from a cold. It sounds like there could be another underlying problem here which may be serious.

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    If the dog keeps coughing he should be checked out for heart problems.

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    He hasn't coughed or sneezed today or yesterday. He seems like he feels better too, acting normal.

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    That's good to hear. What breed of dog is he?

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