Help treat your dog’s cough from home

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  • Unlimited vet visits & follow-ups

What to do if your dog is coughing

Learn how to help your dog when they’re coughing or wheezing.

Look for choking hazards

If your dog has something in their airway, it’s important to remove the object as soon as possible. Start by checking their mouth for objects and remove them by hand if possible. If the object is still stuck, perform the Heimlich maneuver. If choking persists, seek immediate veterinary care.

Move your dog somewhere with good airflow

If it’s possible, you should try to move your dog somewhere that has good airflow if they start to cough and wheeze. Poor air quality can hinder your dog’s ability to breathe and worsen their symptoms. This can be a well-ventilated area of your house or outside so they can get fresh air.

Get rid of triggers from your dog’s environment

Certain items can trigger a dog’s coughing and wheezing, such as candles, air fresheners, and aerosol sprays. Remove these items from your dog’s environment as soon as you notice your dog wheezing and coughing. If your dog is outside, and coughing and wheezing as a result of pollen, bring them inside to see if their symptoms improve. Additionally, you might consider getting an air purifier to help clear out environmental allergens around the house.

Record your dog’s symptoms

Since you can’t time your dog’s symptoms to happen as soon as you speak with a vet, it’s a good idea to get a video of your dog’s symptoms as they’re happening. It’s beneficial for a vet to see your dog coughing and wheezing and hear the symptoms so that they can form a proper diagnosis.

Schedule an online vet visit

Seeing your dog cough and wheeze is undeniably scary and leaves you feeling like there’s nothing you can do to help them feel better. But the one thing you can do is schedule a vet visit. If you need a quick, efficient, and affordable way to get high quality vet care, we’re here to help.

Dutch is an online veterinarian service that provides telemedicine for pets, so you can easily get connected with licensed vets right from home. Dutch-affiliated vets are available to help diagnose and treat your dog and prescribe them medication or other therapies to treat their condition.

How it works

  • 1. Choose your subscription plan

    Choose an annual or monthly membership plan with Dutch to get started.

  • 2. Online vet visit

    Pick a time and get care from a licensed vet from home.

  • 3. Prescriptions shipped free to you

    We’ll create a treatment plan to help your pet and deliver it direct to you.

  • 4. Ongoing care & follow-ups

    We’ll keep track of how your treatment plan is going & you can follow up as much as needed.

Prescription treatments, delivered to you

Help your dog live a healthier, happier life with expert vet care — wherever you are. With Dutch, you can connect with a licensed veterinarian online anytime and have prescription and over-the-counter medication shipped free to your door.

Get customized treatment plans that combine medication, education, vet-designed behavior modification (if needed), and ongoing care for an array of health issues — starting at just $15/month.

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Frequently asked questions

What is included in a Dutch membership?

All Dutch members have unlimited video chat access to licensed U.S. veterinarians. Additionally, in certain states our vets can prescribe medication for pets. Members receive specialized treatment plans for their pet that can include medications, therapeutics, and behavioral modification advice (or a combination of all 3). A Dutch membership also includes free shipping and free, unlimited follow-ups with Dutch-affiliated vets through messaging and video calls.

Who is Dutch for?

Dutch is for dog and cat owners wanting a more cost effective and timely way to handle common pet issues. We eliminate the unnecessary vet visit as well as the stress related to getting your pet to the vet. The Dutch experience is designed to connect you with a vet via video call for general advice and recommended OTC product offerings. In certain states, vets may prescribe medication and therapeutics and our partner pharmacy will ship it right to your door.

What states does Dutch service?

As a Dutch member you can chat directly with a vet in all 50 states and access our OTC products.
If you are seeking prescription medication for your pet we currently offer telemedicine services in the following states: Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Missouri, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, South Dakota, Vermont, Virginia, Washington and Wyoming.

We will continue to service additional states in the coming months — stay tuned!