13yrs old coughing - asthma? Allergies? More??

by Michelle Garrett
(Queensland )

My 13yr old male shihtzu's mother died of congestive heart failure at age 18. Monty has now developed a cough, like he's trying to clear a hairball. His breathing is also similar to an asthmatics - short inhalation hard exhale. Also I thought he was grunting upon exhaling, like he as if trying to get my attention but I don't think so now.

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