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Louie has been coughing. Could this be a symptom of lung cancer?
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26 January 2020 - 6:05 am
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I first noticed it two days ago. He only did it once the one night so i thought nothing of it. He did it again yesterday and last night i woke up to him doing it as well and this morning before i left for work, he did it twice again.His appetite is perfect as usual and he was running around playing like normal yesterday. The coughing sounds kind of like he is hacking somthing up. My obvious concern is that this could be some kind of sign of his cancer spreading to his lungs. He had a chest x ray in november which came back clear. For those of you who may have experienced this, could it be a possibility it could have spread just in the 2 months and causing him to cough? I will be calling his oncologist tomorrow, but i was just wondering if anyone else has dealt with the cancer spreading to lungs and what symptoms did your dog first experience? Thanks guys.

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Brownie is almost 13 and has a hack as well. I had two xrays done for his lungs and both vets said he had old man scaring and allergies. When Brownie was at the vet yesterday he hacked. The vet said “that is just an old man cough”. It’s nothing.

If it worries you, you may want to get an xray done, or just have your vet listen to his lungs. If he does have .ets there is a at home chemo in  pill form for the lungs.

Hope everything turns out ok. How old is Louie?

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He is only 3, will be turning 4 next month. Normally i would have written it off as nothing unusual but with him being so young and hacking not being a normal thing for him, I am a bit concerned. :/ 

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26 January 2020 - 10:03 am
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Maybe you should have your vet listen to his lungs. I did have a dog with lung cancer. Her cough was dry and consistent, and sounded like a smokers cough.. She also became lethargic and loss of appetite. Brownie mostly hacks in the morning. I give him a benadryl and it seems to help.

I know this isn’t very helpful. Let’s us know if you have the vet listen. It could be so many things. As Brownies vet saids when we have dogs with cancer we worry about little things that we probably otherwise would not give a second  thought.  Bit I do think you should have it looked into, to at least put your mind at ease.

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26 January 2020 - 10:12 am
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I know it’s hard but try not to panic, it could be many things other than lung metastasis (when a primary cancer spreads to the lungs). Have your vet give his lungs a listen and they should be able to tell if you if an x-ray is a good idea. Most times the hack is related to something like allergies, dust, etc. 

Let us know what they say tomorrow OK? Until then, enjoy your day with Louie and try to stay positive! 

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As Jerry said….this could be soooo many things, and she’s not just blowing smoke!!  Yes, this stupid disease  makes us always jump to worse case scenario,  when  normally those things wouldn’t  even cross our minds!

To help bring you back from the edge,,  when my my Happy Hannah developed  a met, she never even coughed all!!    The fact that your Louie is playing normally and eating normally, all really good signs

We’ll send pawsitive energy for Mr. Adorable’s appointment time  tomorrow..  Speak of Mr Adoravle, we would love to see some more photos of Louie and his sidekick! Such cuties!

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Thanks so much guys. It definitely is hard not to jump to the worst case scenario because of the bad luck we’ve been dealt already. :/ i cant complain too much though because louie has actually done pretty well with everything so far. 🙂 i actually havent heard him do the hacking thing again since early this morning before i left for work. So i guess its fine for now. Im going to just keep an eye on it. I do feel kinda silly now for overeacting, lol it was all i could think about at work today. I think it just concerned me so much at first because he was doing it last night and i woke up to it (and yes he sleeps right next to me in my bed lol). Anyway atleast he seems to be fine now, im not going to question it unless i see him continue to do it. Thanks so much guys and yes i will have to post a currwnt picture of him for sure. 

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HE IS SO HANDSOME!

don’t apologize if you thought you were over reacting. It just means you are on top of Louie’s care. I remembered when I freaked out over a pressure sore. 

If you are taking Louie to the vet please update us.

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Oh my heart, Louie is so handsome! My heart will always belong to the anatolian shepherds ❤

Sending lots of love and good vibes to you both. Believe me you are not over reacting. Its such a scary thing when our pups get sick it puts you on high alert 24/7. As Nancy said your just on your A game when it comes to giving him the best care possible. 

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27 January 2020 - 10:37 am
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Oh Louie you melt my heart! WOW you are handsome!

Don’t feel silly for worrying, we totally get it. There’s a fine line between being vigilant and paranoia with this disease, and it really teaches us how to walk that line with grace. You’ve got this!

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Just an update guys, since the first time he started coughing, he hasnt done it anymore and has been acting his normal self. However, last night he coughed all night long and is still doing it this morning. He coughed up blood as well. So i called the vet and the lady i spoke to said she will call his oncologist and tell her and then we will see if we could go ahead and do x rays today or tomorrow. I really hope i can bring him in today bc im so worried for him and dont want him to be hurting. 🙁

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Well,  I read this a couple of times before I posted.  What I read had so e good positive points that can’t be overlooked. The coughing  stopped after that first bout…that’s  good.  He is still in great shape overall…that’s  good.

If he coughed all night that could certainly cause some blood to show up due to  irritating  the lungs, the throat, etc.

Of course you are worried, so no sense in trying to tell you not to.  I think one thing you can take off your worrying plate though is to know he is NOT “hurting” per se, or suffering!  A persistent  cough can be annoying  as heck, but not something  that would be cause him to “suffer” last night.  

I would keep calling though to see if the Vet would recommend  a cough medicine  in the meantime until you can get him in.  I know  cough medicines can help regardless of the cause.  

Update as soon as you can, okay?  Hopefully  you can get approval  for a cough medicine  and that can take away that annoying  cough.

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Please ask your vet first, but Brownies vet told me to give Brownie two Mucinex plain tablets twice a day. One in the morning and one in the evening. He is still hacking but not near as much. But please ask your vet before giving anything over the counter to Louie. Let is know…

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