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Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: Michigan, USA
Re: cough after anesthesia, how long?
As was said, some coughing afterwards isn't uncommon due to throat irritation. But it should subside within a couple days. 12 days later would indicate something else is going on. I wouldn't necessarily run him to the vet if he's otherwise acting ok, but would definitely mention it when you take him in. It's possible he picked up something somwhere, maybe even at the vet's. A couple years ago we brought home a dog after being spayed and she coughed for several days afterwards. It wasn't until our other dogs started coughing that we realized she'd contracted kennel cough a the vet office, which she then proceeded to spread to the rest of our dogs.
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