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Hello, you are through to Dr Linda, a UK based vet.
I'm sorry to hear this.
When was he last seen by a vet?
Coughing is certainly a concern; has not been going on for more than 2 weeks?
Any other signs such as lethargy, weight loss or a bloated tummy?
I absolutely agree a vet visit is for the best. Thankfully, most clinics are back to normal hours despite the pandemic. You may find it easier if a friend or neighbour brings your dog in and the vet can call you for an over the phone consult.
A cough in an older dog can have many causes including heart disease , a collapsing trachea, lung infection etc.
The vet will examine him and check his heart and lungs and may run some tests such as a chest xray.
A lump in the neck could be e.g. an enlarged lymph node, which can be a sign of infection or cancer.
Hopefully we know more soon and can start the best treatment for him.
Very happy to help.
Please do feel free to keep me updated.