JRT smitten

I have a nine month old fe JRT and have always felt she had a weakness in her throat.Had it checked several months ago by the vet and he said he thought her throat was normal so put her on a harness from the very first.In the past couple of days she has a gaging caugh,but not with any regularity nor whas she is doing any particular thing to cause the caugh. I recently met another JRT owner and her dog caughs also . Is this a JRT problem and if so What??????

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Mar 04, 2012
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JRT gagging cough
by: Frank

My Jack had a similar cough. My vet said that there was nothing wrong and that sometimes that happens. A friend told me to have my vet check his heart because sometimes a cough can indicate build up of fluid around the heart (not to alarm you!). I took my Jack back and had that done as well as get an xray done to see if the cough could be the sign of cancer or kennel cough(I read too much stuff on the internet and got scared). Luckily it was none of that stuff....but long story short, I guess it couldn't hurt for you to get that stuff checked out if your Jack continues to do it. My Jack still occasionally coughs but I ignore it now.

Feb 29, 2012
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JRT smitten
by: Deborah

I have a 13 month old JRT that has the same problem I have taken him to the Vet 3 times and Patch has gotten antibotics 3x and then he has not coughed for a couple of weeks and then once in a while he starts again I do not understand it either maybe it is an allergy?

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