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From: Sukie Crandall
Date: 2001-08-25 15:54:00 UTC
Subject: Re: [Ferret-Health-list] A phlegmy cough

> had a bit of a phlegmy sounding cough the past 2-3
> nights. It is non-productive and he is
> eating/drinking/playing/sleeping/pooping very well.
> This cough stops when I rub his neck, same as what I
> do with our asmatic, excitable Pomeranian. This has

There are a number of possible causes, but when a persistent cough is
present it really, really pays to have a vet check and often to have
a chest x-ray. That is because there are some serious possible
causes like cardiomyopathy and pneumonia that you really want to
either rule out or treat as soon as possible.