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Hi there, you are through to Dr Linda, a UK based vet.
I am personally unable to make calls but can talk via typing if that is ok?
From his symptoms, I would be most suspicious of a viral cough such as Kennel Cough. It has been rife in the UK right now. Dogs tend to have a harsh cough but are otherwise well (eating and playful).
The cough tends to last 1-2 weeks and then should resolve without treatment. We must keep dogs away from others so they don't pass it on. If a dog becomes unwell, a vet visit is needed as they may require medicine such as antibiotics.
Other potential causes would include a foreign body (such as a grass bladder) or a laryngitis. If he is eating well, I wouldn't be overly concerned. Hopefully the signs resolve shortly and he remains well.
Don't worry about separating from his brother as it would be too late now, his brother may well have natural resistance if not showing signs right now.
The cough associated with Kennel Cough sounds just as you describe.
If he is eating and not vomiting, this would be more likely.
As I say, you should find he improves shortly.
If not though, a vet examine is best, ***** ***** there is more going on.
If the cough lasts more than 10 days, is not improving, or if he develops other symptoms, I would have him seen.
Not at all and stay safe :)