Coughing- 11 year old Golden Mix


New member
Jul 24, 2022
My golden mix has had a cough for about 2 months. We originally thought kennel cough and moved forward with 2 rounds or antibiotics and steroids with no change. I have researched collapsed trachea but cannot get a firm answer with the info I have found online. She is currently taking hydrocodone to help with the cough but I would like to know exactly what is going on and if this still could be kennel cough. Any thoughts, advice or experience with this would be very helpful! Thank you in advance. I have linked videos below.


Apr 20, 2021
No one on an online forum can advise you about this.......... your Vet clearly hasn't diagnosed what is wrong and they examined your dog so they used their 'catch all' medications and crossed their fingers antibiotics just in case it could be a bacteria infection and then steroids to reduce potential inflammation but steroids also knocks out the immune system and it is the immune system that protects mammals from illness/injury


Active member
Mar 13, 2014
New Hampshire
take her to a vet teaching school or hospital. they will give you an answer, take your vet records wit you so you on't have to repeat tests aalready done