If symptoms last for more than three weeks, it could be a sign of something more serious. “If the coughing continues and affects your dog’s ability to do normal activities, such as eating or sleeping, definitely contact your family veterinarian. A persistent cough should be evaluated,” Meeks added.
To make your sick pup a little more comfortable the ASPCA recommends using a humidifier at home to keep the air moist, soothing their irritated airways, and, if your dog pulls on his leash, switch to a harness that won’t press on your dog’s neck.
Most importantly, before heading into the veterinarian office, be sure to call first — you don’t want to pass the virus to any other pups.