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Can someone PLEASE help me and my girl?
Bella is a about a year and a half. For the past 5 months or so she has started this kind of coughing. We compare it to the sound of a seal barking.
At first we thought it might be from the groomer putting the collar around her neck to hold her still. But we went 2+ months not grooming her and it hasn't stopped.
Then thought maybe it was her collar size/thickness. We have left her collar off, replaced it 3 different times with 3 different sizes. Still nothing changes.
I have had her to the vet. Two different vets. The first vet couldn't give me a definative answer. The second vet took blood, listened to her lungs etc.. She gave me some pills to give her, which I did. Bella went for several days without coughing but now it has come back again. She is current on all her shots.
I am at a loss. The last 2 dogs (1 lab and 1 cairen terrier) both started out like this, coughing, and they both died of nasel cancer. I didn't think cancer was contagious but now my hubby and I are really scared. We are thinking there might be something in our yard. We have dogs all around us and none of them seem to be affected. My husband is very careful with what he puts on the ground for weed killer etc... because we also have a rabbit that roams free in the backyard.
We are at a total loss. Does anyone have any ideas/suggestions?