You, know, this is getting really needless. I spoke with a vet when I went in to pick up some flea and tick meds for him and described his problem and what he sounded like, of course we still do not know if he has heartworms and an appointment has been made, but I took her advice and his breathing has gotten back to normal and there is no "backwards sneezing" as the Vet called it. So there. All I wanted to do was solve a problem for this dog and I did. Sorry if that makes you miserable, but he is no different than any other dog I've seen now. Yes, I feel so much better now. And if I earned points in heaven for this act of kindness as you sarcastically said, I have blown them all to hell with my thoughts about you. Lets end this thread because it is no longer useful.