Comments on: Can it be Kennel Cough? Tue, 10 Dec 2019 15:48:16 +0000 hourly 1 By: walking lady Mon, 01 Aug 2011 11:47:58 +0000 Since you know so much about kennel cough, you surely know that the vet needs to diagnose it after listening to the dog’s cough. Nobody can diagnose or treat it over the internet.

By: C Mon, 01 Aug 2011 11:47:58 +0000 sounds like it could be, my dog had it and he did throw up some clear liquid now and then. hopefully you will have a better idea when you get to the vets!

By: Collie Mon, 01 Aug 2011 11:47:58 +0000 I am going to buck the trend here but first I must give some of my experiences. My friend is a vet and I have had the honour of attending operations and learning lots of what goes on in the Vets.
Kennel Cough, whilst unpleasant and stressful to hear in a dog., is not dangerous! That said, there is a chance of a secondary infection which could turn into pneumonia. That manifests itself as a rasping sound from the dogs chest usually when the dog is on its side. Then the Vet should be contacted straight away and antibiotics will be administered.

Good Luck to you and your dog

By: Lynn Mon, 01 Aug 2011 11:47:58 +0000 Do not listen to anyone who says kennel cough is not dangerous!! In a small dog it can be fatal. I got a corgie from a pet store last year and she was fine at first, a couple weeks later she got a bad cough and started coughing up the liquid. I took her to the vet and they put her on all the antibiotics. She ended up progressively getting worse because she was so small. I took her back and they gave me more medications and I ended up having to give her IVs and force feed her because she was so weak. The kennel cough spread so quickly in her because she had little lungs and it became pneumonia. This is soooo dangerous for a small dog. I don’t mean to scare you, but a couple weeks later my dog passes away. It was literally one of the hardest things I’ve had to go through to watch her like that. I spent hundreds of dollars on this and she still did not survive. Also, it is HIGHLY contagious and my other dog got it from her even though I tried to keep them separate. He is a husky and much bigger though so he survived the pneumonia and is alive and healthy now. Let the doctors be aggressive in treatment and even though it hurts to spend money on xrays and stuff, it would be very beneficial to know how progressed it is. I hope all goes well for you.

By: Rose Mon, 01 Aug 2011 11:47:58 +0000 This sounds like kennel cough, and anti biotics are not that expensive.
Please google kennel cough home remides. You can add a small amount of peroxide to drinking water and it can instantly stop that cough, sometimes with just one dose.
You can also use benadryl, but please find the correct amount per dog pound.
I had a dog with kennel cough at the worse time, I used the home remedies and it cured itself within 3 days.
But with the dogs body temp etc…vet would be the best.
good luck, possibly apply for pet credit at the vet. There is a bank, that provides loan for treatments. All vets have the application and you can find out instantly at the vet, if approved.