MY 13 Y/O JACK ALWAYS HACKS ALL THE TIME

by Rich
(Chesapeake VA)

My 13 y/o female Jack keeps coughing like she is hacking something up, does all the time even at night. Nothing comes up but she does look like she mighgt be swallowing something back down. It's been going on about two months

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Mar 20, 2012
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Hacking
by: Deborah

Patch my 15 month old Jack started to do this coughing again and we just finished another round od meds last night.My vet said if he starts again he wants to see him and last time he listened to his heart and lungs and they were both clear.Last night he did it again and he was actually panting and his Momma is so worried about him.My vet said to give it a few days and if it starts again he wants to see him.So please everyone keep your fingers crossed that he stays fine?

Mar 20, 2012
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Congestive Heart Failure
by: Anonymous

my jack will be 18 next year..he does this and he has congestive heart failure. still in the first stages! ask your vet to do bloodwork and an xray to see if his heart is enlarged

Mar 09, 2012
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check for heart murmur
by: mary anne valdez

Check for heart murmur. Pretty common. Check out Alpha. She is 14 and has that. She hacks tooo. Cheap meds at walmart

Mar 09, 2012
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Hacking Jack
by: Deborah

I have a 14 month old male Jack that does the same thing and I have taken him to my vet 3x and he told me it was a respirtory infection and 3x we have had him on Antibotics and it stops for awhile and it happens mostly at night and early in the morning but it does not happen constantly so my vet seems to think it is an allergy and once in awhile I give him a Benadryl and that seems to be working but I do not do it too much because he can become ammune to the Benadryl so it is an Allergy and Jacks seem to be allergic to alot of things I cannot give my 2 Jacks any grain at all so I have them both on grain free food
Good Luck maybe you need to take him to your vet?My 2 Jacks names are Elvis he is 4 years old and Patch I just rescued about 4 months ago and he is 14 months old and they are my everything.I hope this helps you!

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