Contact an emergency hospital ASAP to make arrangements
- Contact the vet before travelling to ensure they are able to see your pet. They may also need to give you specific instructions. Some regular hospitals may be able to treat your pet.
- During your call, be sure to tell them what else is going on in addition to the coughing (especially if your dog’s gums are an abnormal color). In this case, it is the other symptoms you’ve selected that makes this an emergency (coughing is secondary to our main concern)
- Some types of cough are highly contagious to other dogs. Keep your dog away from other dogs. On a similar note, tell the veterinary hospital that your dog is coughing, as they may give you special instructions to minimize the risk of spread.