I have an 8 year old Pomeranian dog, for the past few months he has had bouts of coughing every few weeks, vet said not kennel cough but could be a weak tracheal only cure an operation, but does not always work. The dog is always happy but i get upset when he has a bout of coughing. has anyone else had this problem? and did they find a way to ease the cough. I do not want to put the dog through an operation which has little chance of working and am told could make things worse.