KENNEL COUGH OR ALLERGY?

I am getting anxious about my dog’s sneezing and runny nose!!! He’s been sneezing for 2 weeks now. He also snorts once in a while. He’s on antibiotics for 5 days. The doctor’s initial diagnosis was kennel cough. BUT, he always sneezes and has runny nose. He DOESN’T COUGH!!!!

He is also licking and biting his paws and other part of his body. THOUGH I’m not sure if it’s a sign of allergy or because of the ticks/fleas since I didn’t bather him for 2 weeks!!!

If it is allergy. He’s allergic to WHAT? I can’t identify the cause since he sneezes all the time and our house is not dusty!!!! I also don’t think it’s because of his food.

BTW, he also trembles when it’s cold. he’s a chihuahua. Is it normal for them to feel cold and tremble? It’s not distemper, too. I’m sure of it.

IF HE IS ALWAYS LIKE THAT, I DONT THINK I CAN EVER BRING HIM OUTSIDE AGAIN!!! 🙁

I AM REALLY GETTING ANXIOUS AND I DON’T KNOW WHAT ELSE TO DO!!

KENNEL COUGH, BAYTRIL? PLEASE HELP VETS?

My dog got kennel cough about 3 weeks ago so we took him to the vets and paid over £60 for a injection and some antibiotics, all i know is the anti biotics were baytrill or something like that, went to the vets again today and allthough they know the problem they want to get all these test etc done when all he needs is more tablets because they nearly cleared it. Does anybody know what they are so i can get them cheaper elsewhere because i refuse to pay them again when they should have sorted it the 1st time!!! thanks

Chihuahua… kennel cough?

I have a 14 wk Chihuahua, she has been getting her shots regularly. She just received her 3rd set, including Bordetella. She received that shot 1 wk ago (nasal). 3 days ago she gagged up water with some bubbles (foamy, but not too much.) 2 nights ago she woke up sneezing and snoring (which she never snores..) This morning she had gunk in her tear ducts, watery cold nose, and sneezing still. She has done a louder cough/sneezish sound twice, I googled this and came up with Kennel Cough. Many sites telling me to wait it out, if I treat her with Antibiotics it wouldn’t do anything, since it is a virus, not a bacterial infection. It also said it would weaken her immune system, and possibly take her longer to fight off. I need opinions on what to do. I read some things on echinecea, vit C, gatorade? I just want to make sure I don’t overdose her with those vitamins (if possible), because she is only 2lbs. I called the vet, they want to do exams of course, more money for them!?

My dog and kennel cough?

My dog had kennel cough and the vet gave her antibiotics like 4 days ago and she started eating and running around but her cough is still here and her nose is stuffed and running like crazy what is wrong?

Chihuahua… kennel cough?

I have a 14 wk Chihuahua, she has been getting her shots regularly. She just received her 3rd set, including Bordetella. She received that shot 1 wk ago (nasal). 3 days ago she gagged up water with some bubbles (foamy, but not too much.) 2 nights ago she woke up sneezing and snoring (which she never snores..) This morning she had gunk in her tear ducts, watery cold nose, and sneezing still. She has done a louder cough/sneezish sound twice, I googled this and came up with Kennel Cough. Many sites telling me to wait it out, if I treat her with Antibiotics it wouldn’t do anything, since it is a virus, not a bacterial infection. It also said it would weaken her immune system, and possibly take her longer to fight off. I need opinions on what to do. I read some things on echinecea, vit C, gatorade? I just want to make sure I don’t overdose her with those vitamins (if possible), because she is only 2lbs. I called the vet, they want to do exams of course, more money for them!?

Newly adopted pup from SPCA has kennel cough?

HELP!! I just got my little 5 month old labradoodle a week ago from the local SPCA. As if a new puppy isn’t stressful enough, soon after bringing her home she developed a nasty kennel cough. We brought her home friday, took her to the vet monday (The workers at the SPCA said it would get better on it’s own, I didn’t want to chance it, nor does she deserve to keep coughing so hard) who prescribed a 7 day amoxicillin treatment for the antibiotic, coupled with a 3 day prednisone treatment as a suppressant. We’re on day 4.5 of antibiotics, and she is still hacking the night away, and has now started doing a reverse-type cough as well as the usual one (doesn’t cough too much during the day, mostly at night now). She still plays and eats like crazy, and I might just be paranoid, but should I have any reason to believe she’ll need more antibiotics? I guess I’m just worried they aren’t working since I haven’t seen any dramatic results. Any input would be greatly appreciated, I’d love for us to get some sleep soon! And I’d love for my girl to be able to finally experience being a puppy the way she was meant to.

**going to try a cough syrup suggested by the vet**
**should I be turning off the A/C? we don’t always have it on, usually just keep the fan going, but will keeping the house cool during this hott summer slow down her recovery?**
I should add that she does seem to be a bit better, definitely not as bad as she was. Just can’t sleep through the night, she wakes up every couple hours from her coughing.

Dog gets kennel cough twice in a month?

I have a 7 month old English Bull Terrier who received all her vaccinations on time. Last month our boss brought his dog into work and mine was there too and both dogs were playing in the back office. I heard the other dog coughing and I ran to the back worried it was choking on something. It sounded awful. My boss was there and said that it had been having coughing episodes quite a bit that week and took it to their vet that evening where it was determined it had kennel cough. 3 days later my puppy came down with kennel cough. I called my vet and told him what had happened and he prescribed me an antibiotic and a cough suppressant. My puppy took the 10 days of antibiotics and we kept her calm and away from other dogs for 2 weeks. After that she was back to being a happy go lucky dog playing and being a super hyper dog. Now, last Friday she woke up with the same honking cough she had before. This time it was so extreme it was causing her to gag and throw up some bile or pieces of recently eaten food. I called the vet right away and he was out for the week but they prescribed me the same meds and I got her started that morning. Her cough is 95% better and only occurs when she get all wound up. I have an appointment this Wednesday to have a full checkup done as soon as my vet gets back into the office.
I am really concerned that she contracted kennel cough again so soon. From everything I have googled, this doesn’t seem normal. And the bad thing about googling is that I find so many other possible things that could be wrong. She is eating, drinking, pottying and everything normally. It is really hard to keep her calm and not let her get too excited but we do the best we can. I have had her on probiotics and enzymes since the first time she was on antibiotics to help keep her immune system healthy. I am doing everything I can, I am just so worried 🙁
Any help or advice would be greatly appreciated. Thanks

We have a cavapoo puppy, she is now 14weeks old, two days after her first injection she started coughing so we took her to the vets the next day, they diagnosed kennel cough and sent us home with a weeks worth of antibiotics..they didn’t help at all and we returned a week later to be given more antibiotics, another week went by and we were given a different type of antibiotic as the cough was no better
After going back to the vet AGAIN they took her off the antibiotics completely to see how she goes and she is still coughing!! Throughout the whole time she has still been alert and playful and has been eating and drinking like normal and has gained weight.
The vets have recommended steroids if it still hasn’t changed by tomorrow but i wouldn’t like our little dog to be given even more tablets! She’s practically rattling from all the others! Any advice or home remedies would be really appreciated 🙂

What has been your experience with kennel cough?

I adopted a basset hound a week ago from a shelter. At the shelter and the first day we brought him home he was pretty energetic, playful, ate his food and seemed healthy. The second day he started coughing, refused food and seemed very tired. On that day I brought him to the vet. His temperature was 103 degrees. The vet gave him antibiotic for kennel cough. He said the fever might also be because the dog had just been neutered. It’s been a week now and my dog doesn’t seem any better. He sleeps all day long, coughs, has eye discharge and a runny nose (clear discharge). He will eat canned food, but sometimes has to be coaxed. I’ve never had a dog with kennel cough before. It’s hard for me to tell what is "normal" or not because I just got him. I’m calling the vet in two days (when the antibiotics run out) but until then I’d like some peace of mind. He’s not getting worse, he’s just not getting better. My question is basically, what is your experience with kennel cough? Was your dog so tired? How long before I should expect improvement? Thank you!

Can it be Kennel Cough?

We just got a 4 month old puppy (Pomeranian). I am not sure if this is kennel cough, but he does make that coughing noise that small dogs make when their trachea collapses, and SOMETIMES he throws up a clear liquid. A little more info, he has been drinking a LOT of water (we are going through a heat wave in PA, and even with the air on, it is still boiling).

We are taking him to the vet tonight but I am slightly worries as I sit here at work.

Also, please do not post what Kennel Cough is, that it is contagious, that it is a virus, its like a cold, or any of that stuff. Pleeaassee. I already know all that. I would just like an opinion for what I described in his symptoms please.
Great. Okay, thank you. Anyone know how much the antibiotics cost, so I am prepared to faint at the vets later?
@Walking Lady, did I ask for a diagnosis? No. I asked for opinions. I don’t think actual veterinarians spend all day on Yahoo Answers become Top Contributors and diagnosing problems. If you read my post, he is going to a vet, but I would like other opinions. Thanks.
@Collie, thanks for the personal experience. I just feel bad for him, taken out of where he was familiar and put into a new home… But I do have all intentions of mentioning this to the vet later tonight.

Kennel Cough Home Remedy? Help?

Ok, so I am pretty sure my dog has Kennel Cough.He is a 3-4 year old English Springer Spaniel and he stayed at a doggie day care last week and ever since we picked him up, he has been throwing up and acting weird. Then yesterday afternoon he starting coughing and gagging nonstop. Nothing came out at first and now clear phlegm. We couldn’t take him to the vet yesterday because it was already too late and then I couldn’t sleep during the night. He kept coughing and I felt so bad, it looked painful. So i read on earthclinic.com about the remedies for Kennel Cough about the Honey/Peroxide mixture. I tried it out and I dont think I make it well but it worked! It worked for about an hour, and I read that it should stop from there. I have given him some more ever hour or so, and now he doesn’t cough/gag like crazy. But every now and then he will start "hacking" and I am not sure what to do. He spits out phlegm and the reason he keeps going is because now he wont take the Honey/Peroxide mixture. He doesnt drink it and I dont know how to feed it to him. He runs away, wont open his mouth when I get help, and I dont have the droppers to use. He can smell it and runs away. I also tried Robitussin DM but thats even worse for him. What is the correct dosage for these two remedies? I heard for the Honey/Peroxide mixture that it is with water, then without and also with Lemon. What are the correct ingredients? Do you add water? How can you get the dog to drink it without smelling it? How much honey etc.? Lol sorry for all the questions but I need answers, I would take him to the vet but everyone says that the antibiotics are useless and expensive. Please, how do you make the remedies and stuff? Please put details. Thank you so much in advance 😀
Look at the remedies on this website -> http://www.earthclinic.com/Pets/cough.html

KENNEL COUGH OR ALLERGY?

I am getting anxious about my dog’s sneezing and runny nose!!! He’s been sneezing for 2 weeks now. He also snorts once in a while. He’s on antibiotics for 5 days. The doctor’s initial diagnosis was kennel cough. BUT, he always sneezes and has runny nose. He DOESN’T COUGH!!!!

He is also licking and biting his paws and other part of his body. THOUGH I’m not sure if it’s a sign of allergy or because of the ticks/fleas since I didn’t bather him for 2 weeks!!!

If it is allergy. He’s allergic to WHAT? I can’t identify the cause since he sneezes all the time and our house is not dusty!!!! I also don’t think it’s because of his food.

BTW, he also trembles when it’s cold. he’s a chihuahua. Is it normal for them to feel cold and tremble? It’s not distemper, too. I’m sure of it.

IF HE IS ALWAYS LIKE THAT, I DONT THINK I CAN EVER BRING HIM OUTSIDE AGAIN!!! 🙁

I AM REALLY GETTING ANXIOUS AND I DON’T KNOW WHAT ELSE TO DO!!

Also, how much does the antibiotics cost? I’m pretty sure my puppy has it. He just started with this weird deep cough all day yesterday and now has it today. He isn’t trying to hack anything up, it just sounds like a deep congested type cough. He has nothing else wrong, eats plays drinks sleeps… All his normal behavior. He is 11 weeks and had his first shot. I just want to know how much the meds at the vet will be, and can he die from having kennel cough? I’ve had dogs all my life and never had one get this!! I also have 3 other dogs! Will they catch it???

What does Kennel Cough sound like?

My puppy has been acting like she has a hairball and is coughing but nothing comes up. This am a little piece of food did, but that was it. I took her to the vet and they put her on antibiotics…but i am so worried. The vet said to keep an eye on her and that it may be kennel cough. but does kennel cough like like she is choking and has a hairball?????????
She wasnt doing the gagging/hairball ordeal when the vet was around. SO frustrating. She seems to do it more when she is laying down. Also, the vet was pushing on her throat and nothing was happening. I am SOOO worried it is something more and definitly keeping an eye out. I just dont know what to do for her because it looks uncomforable. She just had a cough/gag attack, but is now sleeping.

Help! Question about kennel cough?

No, this isn’t one of those ]I-don’t-have-money-for-a-vet questions. I just adopted a new puppy on Thursday. I was planning on adoptiong him two weeks prior to that, but he had kennel cough and had to be treated with two weeks of antibiotics before the shelter would let me take him home. So I took him home and I noticed that occassionaly he gets this pretty bad cough where it seems like he is going to vomit, but he just coughs. I took him to the vet the same day that I adopted him and his health checked out fine with the vet. My other dog also had a cough like that after I adopted him that eventually went away on it’s own, that’s why I wounder if going to a vet is necessary. What should I do? How serious is kennel cough?

Kennel Cough situation?

I’ve been looking for a dog for months-and I finally found "the one". He needs to interact with my roomates dog first though, but the dog at the shelter has kennel cough. My roomates are adamant about the two not meeting, even though their own dog came home with kennel cough and got over it without antibiotics.

I would be devastated if this guy got adopted by somebody else while this is all going on. I offered to get him put on antibiotics as soon as they have their interaction, but any other advice about how to handle this tricky situation? What are the odds of him contracting it in a 3 minute interaction? And seriously could he even contract it if he goes right on the antibiotics?

Thanks in advance.

Puppies, Kennel Cough & Baytril?

I know you all have your opinions about local pet stores…but hear me out on this one. Whether it was the right decision to buy her from a pet store, she was days away from being euthanized and we truthfully thought all the hype you hear about pet stores and sick dogs wouldn’t affect us. It did and now we just need some advice. You can read our previous questions regarding our new miniature schnauzer puppy for more information.

In a nut shell, when we purchased her, she had a scratch above her eye that they thought was ringworm, but after treating it for two weeks they decided it was just a scratch from another puppy. Three weeks after purchasing her and bringing her home, she started getting diarrhea and vomiting. We did take her to the vet where she has been ever since. Her temperature was 106 degrees, her white blood cell count was 700 and after an x-ray they determined all of her organs were swollen, but her liver was extremely enlarged. The vet thinks it may be sepsis, but noticed on her paperwork from this pet store that they had her on two antibiotics at the same time for over three weeks right up until the day we purchased her. One was an ointment for her eye, which is understandable. The other was Baytril. I called the pet store and they state it was for kennel cough.

On a side note, we bought her at 16 weeks and she was in the back where no one could see her. They told us this was because she was older and people just wanted to see the newborn puppies…we took her home instantly! Anyways, everything I’m reading on the internet says to use caution when giving Baytril to puppies and that it’s mainly for really advanced respiratory issues when given or GI issues and liver problems.

The pet store never disclosed anything regarding the kennel cough and the vet thinks there is no way our puppy should have been on the antibiotics that long. With a current vet bill over 00, I want the pet store to pay for this…do we have any ground to stand on? We’ll do anything for this puppy…we’re just frustrated the kennel cough was never disclosed to us even though they took her off the antibiotics the same day we purchased her.

The antibiotic IS listed on our paperwork that she had been given one pill/day, but next to all her check up items she is listed as GREAT condition. Other than her eye…that does have Ringworm with a ? by it and an arrow pointing to the medication listed to note that’s what they were giving it to her for. There is no notation regarding the Baytril.
ADDITIONAL: I forgot to basically mention that we don’t disagree with this medication the pet store gave her, we just do not think it was given to her for kennel cough. We feel she was given the medication for GI issues that have come back and are affecting her today.

In November 2010, we adopted a Husky from a rescue. He starting coughing, puking…a lot(started white, moved to brown, then to green), gagging like something was stuck in his throat, and had frequent breathing attacks (straightens out his body, it kind of sounds like a motorcycle idling). When he sneezes he smacks his nose into the ground and snot goes flying everywhere. So we figured kennel cough. We brought him into the vet 4 days after rescuing him, and they stated that they didn’t think it was kennel cough, but they put him on antibiotics anyway. It helped for a little bit, but the symptoms always came back. After some more rigamarole with the vet, they biopsied his snot and found that he had a secondary infection(which happens if untreated for kennel cough). He was prescribed steroids (Prednisone?) and some more Doxycycline.. 7 months later and a bag full of empty antibiotic bottles and he is still in the same condition. I have tried every home remedy to help him.. Honey, Colloidal Silver, Echinacea, Yogurt, chicken broth. I have bleached anything that could tolerate bleach. I frequently wash the bedding and carry Lysol everywhere I go in the house. Nothing has helped. I let my husband know that one more trip to the vet for this dog, and I give up. He will need to go back to the shelter. It is not an allergic reaction to anything as we have changed food, treats, toys.. Now that it is warmer out, the symptoms are not kicking in as fast as it did when it was cold out. Right now his snot is brown, he’s coughing a lot, and it keeps him and us up all night. He frequently pukes the white foam(does have the brown snot in it) His appetite is normal, and he is drinking normal. He seems to be fine when he sleeps, and the symptoms kick in real bad once he wakes up and when he’s doing a lot of activity. Please help! I want more then anything to keep this dog, as he is sweet, caring, cuddly, and playful, but I am at my wits end.
I have no doubts that the dog is more sick of if then I am. I feel for this dog as it must be painful for him, as its heartbreaking for me to watch him go through this. I have been to 4 different vets. They all did the same treatments, and gave me to same information, which leads me to doubt anything they have to say.

Allergies.. don’t the signs usually go away during the winter months, which is when all of this has started?

His airways and his lungs are clear. There isn’t anywhere he can stay, without risking an infection to other dogs. I have another 2 year old husky that has been around and caught the kennel cough, and a couple of anitbotics and she is now fine. She is not showing any signs of infection that my other dog is.

We have a small Pomeranian who is having symptoms of kennel cough for almost a month. We put her on Clavamox antibiotics for about 1 week, and it seems to get better. Now that we ran out of Clavamox, he is showing symptoms again. Do you think this is Kennel Cough? Why isn’t it getting better?

Kenel cough or cough due to caridac failure?

We have a sheltie 12yrs, she had a tooth abscess, we sent her to the vet to have this taken care of. Turned out to have a severe mouth infection, lost several teeth.
On exam it was noted she had a low grade heart murmur, this had never been seen before, including a thorough exam just 8 month prior. We were asked is she showed any signs of coughing, (a sign of heart failure) she did not.

Subsequent to the operation she is now coughing, and doing so more and more. Getting worse daily.

So just kennel cough picked up at the time, or is the murmur caused by infective endocarditis, (infection of a heart valve, leading to heart failure, causing lung fluid and cough)? If it is infective heart problem, my research would suggest the treatment of choice is 3 months on antibiotics, which she has not ben given.

Infective endocarditis would seem to be associated with dental infections, and the coincidental timing of the appearance of the murmur is also suggestive.

On the other hand, dogs do get coughs from kennels and presumably vet visits.

(I’m going to take her to the vet again on Monday, so I’m not really looking for answers of the type: "take her to a vet and see what they say". More looking for ways i can figure out for myself what is going wrong can have added confidence in the vet.