My dog coughs and passes gas at the same time.

Question: 

My dog coughs and passes gas at the same time. Can you help me and her?

Answer: 

Dogs that cough generally have an underlying problem such as lung or airway disease, heart disease, or other problems in the throat. I am more concerned about the underlying cause of the cough than that she passes gas when coughing. The latter is most likely caused by an increase in abdominal pressure during the cough leading to the expelling of gas. Please see your veterinarian for a full evaluation of your dog’s cough.