Making your world a better place

Learn more

Ask Bondi Vet

Cavoodle Puppy Cough

Hi, our new Cavoodle Puppy has developed a hankering intermittent horsey cough. Is this normal? It's like he has something stuck, but it's only intermittent, but he plays normally & is eating & acting normal. Any idea what this may be? Thank you


1 Answer


Hi Jeff,

I am sorry to hear your little pup has bit of a cough at the moment… It would certainly be a good idea to take him down to your local vet to be examined, and undoubtedly cuddled while he is there! It can be helpful to get a video of the coughing if you can as well.

The first thing we need to establish is that he does have a cough, and not retching for example. The most common cause of coughing in puppies is “Kennel Cough”, which is an umbrella term for lots of infectious viruses and bacteria that cause tracheobronchitis, an infection of the upper airways. Puppies can also be at risk of developing secondary pneumonia in more severe cases.

If it turns out he does have “Kennel Cough”, he may require home nursing care and possibly antibiotics, so it is important to be assessed by a vet. We want to get your little sausage back to being 100% again. There are also other causes of coughing that may require further investigation.

I hope you and your vet can get his cough resolved soon, so that your darling Cavoodle is fit as a fiddle again!

Best wishes,

Dr Danni


You must be a Bondi Vet member to answer questions