Kennel Cough Treatment Archives

Dog & Cat Diseases : About Bone Cancer in Dogs

Bone cancer is fairly common in larger breeds of dogs, and this is usually due to the trauma that the bones go through. Learn about osteosarcoma, an aggressive bone cancer, withhelp from a staff veterinarian in this free video on dog health and pet care. Expert: Dr. James Talbott Bio: Dr. James R. Talbott is a staff veterinarian at Belle Forest Animal Hospital and Kennel in Nashville, Tenn. Filmmaker: Dimitri LaBarge

Symptoms of urinary tract infections in dogs include frequent urination, urination with urgency and urination with low volume. Learn about what to do if a dog is suspected of having UTIs withhelp from a veterinarian in this free video on dog health and urinary tract infections. Expert: Gregory McDonald Contact: Bio: Dr. Gregory McDonald earned his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from Ohio State University in 1979.

Dog Health : How to Treat a Sprained Foot in Dogs

A sprained foot in a dog is typically treated with a splint or a wrap that a veterinarian applies to the dog’s leg. Find out how to avoid abrasions when fitting a dog with a splint withhelp from a veterinarian in this free video on dog health and first aid. Expert: Gregory McDonald Contact: Bio: Dr. Gregory McDonald earned his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from Ohio State University in 1979.

Dog Health : What Shots Do Dogs Need?

Several vaccinations are mandatory for all dogs, including vaccinations for rabies, distemper, parvo and several others. Discover what vaccines a dog will need in order to get boarded withhelp from a veterinarian in this free video on dog vaccinations. Expert: Gregory McDonald Contact: Bio: Dr. Gregory McDonald earned his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from Ohio State University in 1979.

Valley Fever in Dogs (Canine Valley Fever)

Canine Valley Fever Treatment Program: valley fever treatment for dogs (coccidioidomycosis; coccidioides immitis)

Foster Dog Oliver Recovers From Heartworm Treatment

Oliver began to experience severe complications after his heartworm treatment. XRAYS revealed that one lung was partically block with masses and one lung was completed filled with a mass. While at the vet, Oliver began to cough up blood. Oliver is being treated with medications and complete isolation and rest. Oliver still coughs at any excitment or activity, although there has been no blood recently. Oliver is in critical danger and must remain inactive for a total of 8 weeks and as of 5/12 he still has about 5 more weeks to go. Oliver will then need further xrays and when he is ready he will need his second heartworm treatment.

Do you think this is Canine Distemper?

My dog is 3 months old and hasn’t been vaccinated for Canine Distemper yet. When we got him last month, he was very playful. A few days later, he developed diarrhoea which was eventually cleared with Antibiotics.

After we bathed him a few days later, he developed a cough. We brought him to the vet again and he was put on Antibiotics for a week. After the week long treatment, he was still coughing, but he was instead given this herbal cough medicine. His cough has never actually been totally eliminated, but it’s no longer the characteristic Kennel Cough type with the incessant cough.

Last week, he started showing signs of lethargy. Approximately 5 days ago, he started showing diarrhoea again, but with blood. His left eye was red and having discharge. He was brought back to the vet 3 days ago and given an injection of antibiotics and a blood test. After the bloodtest, we brought him back home and the next day, his pink eye was completely healed. The blood test, according to my sister, was positive. And he had to be euthanized.

We didn’t wan’t him to die yet, so we didn’t put him to sleep. The vet didn’t want to confine the poor pup in fear of an outbreak. We took him back to our house and just last night gave him antibiotics. His diarrhoea with blood stopped. He still suffers from a light cough and breathing problems without any neurological signs. He walks fine and there are no signs of hardening footpads, but a small black circular spot on 3 of his paws had callouses which were there since as long as we could remember.

He seems to be getting better, and just last night before giving him antibiotics, he was happily greeting us with his tail wagging without showing signs of "drunkenness" that dogs with distemper show. Right now, he just finished his dog food and went to sleep in his cage. He’s not as active as before, but I’m pretty sure he’s getting much more lively as the days pass.

I heard blood tests aren’t as reliable as people think. I suspect that since the diarrhoea is getting better, his eye got better (with discharge, but no red eye), and the only symptom right now is something akin to pneumonia, that he is misdiagnosed?

He’s been in his cage without contact to any dog since we got him from the pound. There were no other dogs diagnosed with distemper at the vet’s clinic. If he had been infected with distemper at the pound, then he should have shown signs of lethargy last month, but he only showed them recently but he hasn’t even interacted with other dogs.

Dog water bowl filtration system

This system is designed to clean dog water in between sips (and slurps). In a kennel environment, dogs come and go all the time, making a wonderful breeding ground for bacteria and viruses. Just like children in school, dogs often come home from kennel with an upset stomach or a sore throat. Kennel cough is very common in kennels and dog parks, and although it’s primarily spread by coughing a secondary vector is drinking water. I see it as my job as a dog kennel owner to minimize risk of disease however possible, so in the past few months I’ve implemented a few simple solutions. The first is this water cleaning system. The system is made up of a few parts: 1) A pump. In this case, I used a Hydor Seltz L20. This pump has a flowrate of 700 liters (185 gallons) per hour. 2) Piping. You can get this at any hardware or pet store. 3) A filter (or actually, a sterilizer). I use a Laguna Powerclear PT-520 filter, which rather than absorbing sediment, simply kills viruses and bacteria using ultraviolet (UV) light. I used a UV filter rather than a carbon (absorbing) filter for reasons explained in the video. For this system to work reliably, you also need an automatic filling system (otherwise the pump will burn out when the bowl empties). For this, I used the following: 1) A toilet float (also called a ballcock) to automatically shut off water when the bowl is full. 2) Piping, specifically made for attaching to toilet cisterns. 3) Some wood to build a frame around the bowl to

To treat dog conjunctivitis, see a veterinarian who can determine the cause before prescribing an eye ointment, eye drops or an antihistamine, depending on the situation and animal. Care for conjunctivitis in a dog withhealth information from a veterinarian in this free video on pet care. Expert: Dr. Aimee Beger Bio: Dr. Aimee Beger works for McClintock Animal Care Center in Tempe, Ariz. Filmmaker: Ryan Quinn

Tigger fighting Distemper

Tigger 2 days after his Distemper Procedure. 12 weeks old – Had a fever… nose was hardening, cough, and seizures. We drove to Austin TX to see Doctor Liat Zilkha at the White Angel Animal Hospital and she treated him there on December 13, 2009. This video is of him post procedure feeling energized like never before and seizure free! To see more details … day by day click here…

My 3 year old boxer has had a terrible year. He had emergency surgery for a testicular abscess which turned to septicemia, two more General anesthesia’s after this for scrotal ablation as the infection would not respond to treatment, 4 urinary tract infections and one sedation for bladder washout. He had kennel cough and a chest infection after this.He now has a sore right knee from being bouncy. The vet said it could be a ligament which is torn or ruptured and suggested putting him under General anesthesia on Monday and surgery if needed. His knee responded last month to rest and pain relief, so would you let him have a 4th GA or would it do more harm than good after this year of illnesses? what alse can I do for him that is not so invasive until his body gets better?

Help my dog needs help!?

OK so my new puppy came home with kennel cough he is taking meds for it. However he seems to be breathing pretty heavy he is seeing the vet on Monday my question is can i give him a nebulizer treatment using my albuteral from when i had pneumonia? I think it would give him a little Relief i feel awful for him but i worry if it will make his heart race as it does myn. he is just a pup so i’m worried.
It’s cold were i am and he always has lots of water i think it;s the cough and he has been to the vet once put on meds and going back monday but he is so uncomfie does alot of coughing too. what else could i use to help him feel better?

Heart worms, and kennel cough?

We recently found out my beagle Buddy has heart worms.
And the worms are already adults. So he got the first dosage of treatment when he was at the vet for a couple days.
Today he was supposed to get the rest. But when I went to the vet they said that they couldn’t give him the medicine because he has kennel cough.
He was coughing pretty bad before, and they said it was because of the heart worms, but now they suddenly realize that it’s because of the kennel cough?
I’m having trouble trusting my dog in their hands if they couldn’t realize this a little while ago.

Anyways, since he has hear worms and kennel cough, how much danger is his life in?
They said with the heart worm medicine it would be a 95% chance of him coming through just fine.
But now they wouldn’t give him the rest of the medicine, plus now he has kennel cough.
I’m pretty worried for him.
Any advice?

Pneumonia symptoms in dogs can include coughing, decreased appetite, vomiting, increased respiratory effort and a lighter gum color with a bluish tinge. Identify symptoms of pneumonia in dogs withhelpful information from an experienced veterinarian in this free video on pet health. Expert: James Talbott Bio: Dr. James R. Talbott is a staff veterinarian at Belle Forest Animal Hospital and Kennel in Nashville, Tenn. Filmmaker: Dimitri LaBarge

Dog Health : How to Treat Leg Injuries in Dogs

Dogs are prone to injuries, and treating a leg injury in a dog is much like treating a leg injury in a person. Find out how to stabilize a broken bone in a dog’s leg withhelp from a veterinarian in this free video on dog health and leg injuries. Expert: Gregory McDonald Contact: Bio: Dr. Gregory McDonald earned his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from Ohio State University in 1979.

Questions Regarding Kennel Cough?

This is kind of a two part question.. About a week ago, I had taken my dog to the vet to treat her ears, she had been kenneled up there for the day and now it sounds like she has kennel cough. My question is how do you know for sure it is kennel cough and what are the treatments for it? She is already on steriods and antibiotics because of her ears so could this really be kennel cough or is there something else that could be wrong causing this "cough"? Thanks in advance.
Yes, she had an infection in her ears and has been on the medications for about a week and a half, but the "cough" just started a few days ago. Could she have a "doggie cold" that would start *after* being on antibiotics and a steriod taper?

Ollie the Setter –steam therapy

Here is Ollie–out latest rescue Setter with Heartworm disease, Rocky Mountain spotted fever and kennel cough. To help loosen up the phlegm in his chest–I took him into the bathroom and had him breathe some steam. Poor Ollie–he is such a trooper. You can visit us at

Local veterinarian discusses heartworms

Crosstown Animal Hospital veterinarian Dr. Mark Zimmerman gives Cody, a 13-week-old golden retriever, a physical and discusses heartworms with owner Renee Tuckwood of Stockton. Video/editing: Alex Breitler and Tara Cuslidge

9 week old Lab with Distemper?

We took in a 6 week old lab puppy who initially looked really healthy. We took her for her first puppy vaccination the following week and straight away she started to show symptoms of a cold. The vet also gave her kennel cough up her nose, so we first assumed it was a bad reaction to this, but after 4 days of her symptoms getting worse (runny nose and a cough) we took her back to the vets. The vet put her on antibiotics, but after 3 days her nose had got a lot worse and the discharge was green/yellow, so he did a test for Distemper- which came back positive.
It’s been 2 weeks of treatment and although her nose and eyes have mostly cleared up, she has now developed Pneumonia and yesterday started to display chewing gums fits. The vet has given her anti- seizure pills, which haven’t seemed to help so far- and she is having these fits every few hours- and then screaming in pain immediately after.
She is still eating and drinking normally and has had no signs of diarrhea or sickness. She is sleeping a lot and seems slightly disorientated, but still wants to play a lot. We are currently giving her Vit C to boost her immune system and have heard that oats can help dog’s nerves.
We are devistated this has happened (we lost a puppy due to intestine problems a month ago) and are desperate for any advice or similar cases from people. We have heard that this can continue for months, does anyone know how long the chewing gum phase usually lasts.
Aditional Info: we live in a small city in China and so have struggled to find a lot of medication, which is usually available in the west. My Chinese isn’t the best, but from what I understand the vets here don’t seem to fully understand the disease and have just adviced me to give her dry dog food (no suppliments) and have told me that chicken can be dangerous for dogs!

My dog had a three day episode of vomiting and diarrhea. She has
never had any health problems before so we didn’t have a regular Vet (per se) with the exception for the immunizations (she’s only 2 1/2 years old) and an indoor dog (with the exception of the outside front yard trips to go potty)

Here’s the deal, How is it that one trip to the Vet for vomiting & diarrhea turns into a a now ongoing nightmare of "Kennel Cough" and 1.00 later in a matter of two days, still no real answers with three different opinions and one disagreement on treatment?


Just like Allopathic People Medicine, with all of it’s technology… there is still the thievery that exists within the Health Care Industry, That’s how!

I have a Chihuahua that has been very healthy. She’s 2 1/2. A very active Chihuahua all of the time! About 4 days ago, she developed a diarrhea & vomiting thing. She refused to eat or drink. Of course, I took her to a Vet within two days since the episodes were still happening but not as much or as often as before. Figuring that this might be a viral thing, a gave it a day before going to Vet #1. In the early morning on Friday, We (My wife and I) took her to a Vet in Clearwater, Florida a few miles from where we live who came "recommended" by my wife’s family members. This Vet took her temperature & listened to her chest asked us a couple of questions and checked her for parasites which was negative and then said "it’s probably some viral thing" or "it could be Pancreatitis" but i’m going to give her three injections…. one antibiotic… one for nausea… and one for diarrhea and some Flagyl tablets to take home just in case it’s bacterial… That sounded logical so 0.00 and out the door we went.

The diarrhea and vomiting subsided the next morning, however the dog hasn’t really eaten except for some Ham (she refuses everything else) so not much of anything or drank much so nothing in and nothing out obviously. Resolved? maybe…. except for the fact that about 4 hours after leaving Vet #1’s office the SAME DAY… she developed a cough. A hacking dry cough. So, I made a call to the Vet the very same day when the cough started and they said "uhhh… hmmm…. well if it don’t get better bring her back". The next day (which was yesterday) the cough was worse and they were closed (they close at 3 pm and I got home to my scared wife… and a coughing dog at 3:30pm. as I work … by the way…. in Health Care… (so i’ve seen first hand the nonsense that happens with human beings)

By 4:00pm we were at Vet #2….. at what used to be a reputable place where we took another dog that we had some years ago that had health issues (she’s now in doggie heaven) and where there was a great Vet that we really trusted and thought highly of…. whom was an older man with many years of experience… unfortunately, he’s no longer there and the place has been really "remodeled" and beautified and probably sold off …. (someone’s really doing well financially!) and of course the basic visit fee is .95 to walk in the door! So, what happened? we saw a young Vet…. with two earrings and a wigger beard that had to be less than 30 years old who asked a few questions…. auscultated her chest with a stethoscope and pressed an the Trachea and determined this to be "Kennel Cough". She’s not around any other dogs except for my brother in law’s dog that is symptom free and immunized against Kennel Cough…. but whatever. This Vet (whom is Vet #2) prescribed Doxycycline and Hycodan (Hydrocodone) syrup for the coughing jags and said "If she doesn’t get better then take her back to Vet #1." The cost….. 3.00! Ka Ching!…. Well, later last night…. which is still in the same day and a few hours later after giving her the Hycodan Syrup and Doxycycline … she started breathing very hard & rapid and still was coughing and looked worse than before. By 11:00pm, we were back at SAME Vet hospital as Vet #2) because my wife and I were afraid that she was worsening and don’t want her to get to the point of dying and they stay open 24 hours a day. Anyways, we saw Vet #3….. since there was a shift change…..& here comes a young Czech female DVM that asked some questions (we told her the whole scenario) pressed on her belly… auscultated the chest again with a stethoscope and said…. "The labored breathing is no doubt because of abdominal pain" We should do X rays…. and the cough was probably something she caught at Vet #1’s office…. when I asked how could a virus incubate so fast… she replied "oh they can develop in 2 hours". I’m educated…. and have had advanced courses in Microbiology and Virology years ago in Collage along with Pathology and although I’m not a Vet…. I’ve never heard of this ever in my life. I deal with people medicine for a living. Most all viruses and Bacterial infections have an incubation period before becoming numerous enough in
oops… a typo in the question…. it should read "A narcotic cough syrup that Vet #3 said she wouldn’t use from Vet #2 even though they both work for the same place" in the closing remarks.

Anyways, what did I get for 0.00 in two days?

Two bottles of antibiotics… Flagyl and Doxycycline that one Vet says the Flagyl won’t work and some Hydrocodone Cough Syrup that another Vet says causes labored breathing. I still have an ill animal!