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Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian
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Experience:  University of California at Davis graduate veterinarian with 45 years of experience.
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My 13 yr old yorkie was coughing this morning as though

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My 13 yr old yorkie bitch was coughing this morning as though something was stuck in her throat . Now she is hyperventilating ..she is still eating and drinking and toileting ok and doesn't seem to have a temperature
Submitted: 9 months ago.
Category: Vet
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 9 months ago.

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Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 9 months ago.

I'm sorry that your question wasn't answered in a timely manner. Please let me know if you still need help. May I have an update on your Yorkie, please? Any 13 year who was coughing and now is tachypneic (increased respiratory rate) can be in significant trouble. Congestive heart failure is my primary concern in a miniature dog such as she. Chronic sterile bronchitis and neoplasia (cancer) in the chest cavity are also important considerations.