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Shistzu problem
We just  purchased a shih-tzu, about 11 months old from a pet store. When we brought him home, he started to look like what was gaging, or coughing or sneezing. I though it might of been hair or something but it keeps happening. After he coughs which his whole body seems to jerk, he lays down like he's tired. Is this a common problem with these types of dogs? Could it be something serious, or allergy related?
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Is he coughing anything up? Does it happen at any ceratin time (after eating, after being outside, after play)? Is he eating/drinking normally?

It could certainly be allergies but you should have him evaluated by a vet just to be sure. It could also be an upper resp. infection, kennel cough or many other things. I would have him checked out to be on the safe side.

Congrats on you new puppy!       :)
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