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My Lionberger has a cough & isnt eating as much as he used

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My Lionberger has a cough & isnt eating as much as he used to in himself hes fine but he s lost a lot of weight in the past few days can you tell me what to do?
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  Rebecca replied 3 years ago.
Hello,
I am sorry to hear about Ty. I am very worried about your description of his symptoms, as well.

My name is Rebecca. I am a veterinarian and will do my best to help.

If he is coughing, and not eating, and losing weight, he could have a serious problem. If you look at his gums, do they look a normal bright pink color, or do they look pale?

If I could, I would take his temperature, listen to his heart and lungs, and take a chest X-ray. I am worried about things like a heart problem, pneumonia, or even cancer in a dog with these symptoms.

You can try an over the counter cough medication containing dextromethorphan as the main ingredient and give 1/2 the adult human dose. However, he sounds to me like he needs a chest Xray and medical attention as soon as possible.

Please let me know what else I can help with, or answer.

Rebecca
Expert:  Rebecca replied 3 years ago.
Bridget,
How is Ty doing?

Rebecca

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