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Hello All,

As a new father to a wonderful hound, I am a little anxious. We have had Daisy for 5 days now. (I asked for some diet help earlier in the week. Thanks to those who responded.)

My question this time has to do with a wease/cough Daisy has developed. It is not constant. She will be doing fine and then have a sudden short lived bout of the coughing/weasing. Is this something with the breed? Has anyone dealt with this before? I was talking to someone who said they had a Basset who had the same issue.

History: We adopted her from the humane society. From what they tell us, she is between 1 and 2 and was brought in as a stray. She still is having some loose stool, hoping it is just getting used to the new family and house.

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Mark.
 

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If Daisy is actually having bouts of coughing and weasing, she should probably be looked at by your vet. This sounds like it could possibly be 'reverse sneezing', and I have a bitch who does this when she's stressed. To stop it, I gently place my hand around her muzzle. This disrupts her breathing pattern enough to stop the 'choking'......
 
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