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I have a rescue dog from a shelter that apparently had kennel cough, no symtoms…but must be a carrier. Two of my dogs got sick and recieved meds from our vet..but the vet didnt say anything about giving meds to the carrier. She is suppose to get spayed on the 15th…is that possible ? or should i cancel the appt and let them know she is a carrier of kennel cough ?

Is it Kennel cough or can it something be else?

My dog ate a stick yesterday and he has been wheezing on and off like something is caught in his throat. I saw videos of what kennel cough sounds like, and he kinda sounds like that. Only it also sounds like hes trying to spit something up. Is that associated with kennel cough? And why isn’t my other dog doing the same thing. They are the same age and from the same litter. Both get their immunizations at the same time. Both are around the same dogs too. Someone told me to put on a glove and stick my hand down his throat. Don’t sound like a good idea. The vet will be open tomorrow. Please give me any idea on Wat to do till then.

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

I have three dogs, of which, none of them have ever been in a situation like a kennel within the last 2 or 3 years. For some reason, each of my dogs have a hacking cough every once in a while and it seems like they have flem stuck in their throat. They hack for a while and then stop. They probably do this at least once every other day or so. I thought it might be kennel cough, but this has been going on for at least the last six months to a year even. And I was under the impression that kennel cough doesn’t last long at all. Does anyone have any idea what this might be?

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!?

Dog Kennel Cough or just a cold?

My dog was at a kennel almost two weeks ago and he’s walking around the house sneezing and huffing and puffing constantly. It only seems to quite down whenever he’s laying down. He’s not coughing, though. A lot of people have described Kennel Cough as it sounds like they are choking on a bone. I don’t think it’s allergies because this just developed over the last week and we live in the midwest and all it’s done is snow! I have a vet appointment tomorrow, but I didn’t know if anyone might have any suggestions on what this could be or if they’ve seen Kennel Cough in the form of sneezing rather than "coughing." I know it’s basically a respiratory infection, so I didn’t know if it manifested differently in different dogs.

Also, if any one knows of any over the counter remedies and dosage info that might help with kennel cough, I could try that first and see if it works before I take him to the vet.

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!?

more questions about kennel cough?

Sorry to keep asking questions that i probably should know the answer to but basically the woman next door who breeds dogs lost a litter of very young puppies and one older dog after they got kennel cough a few years ago and she keeps making me panic and trying to give me advice that just doesn’t sound realistic and I don’t want to keep asking the vet.

Anyway my one year old very large mutt (don’t know if size matters here but he is slightly larger than a fully grown Alsatian) has a mild case of kennel cough and has been to the vet, he is very healthy otherwise and seems to be getting over the kennel cough already (he’s only coughed once in the last 12 hours and that was after he started barking at someone knocking at the door)

1) How long do i need to keep him in for after he stops coughing? she tells me its dangerous to let him out the house for at least 6 months but that cant be right can it?

2) can kennel cough affect humans? im 98% sure it cant but the woman next door has just yelled at me not to let my 3 year old near the dog as my daughter might catch it and die??! the vet knows i have kids and would have told me that if it was true wouldn’t they?

3) is kennel cough actually likely to kill a healthy dog? i mean so long as i do what the vet says and i keep an eye out for any secondary infections?

4) do i actually need to disinfect the bit of garden he goes to the loo in? its nowhere near their property or anywhere that anyones dogs are likely to go.

5) is letting him run around in the garden ok? he cant get out and i am keeping him the other side of my property to her house and im only letting him out when her dogs aren’t outside (shes not got any pups at the minute and isn’t expecting any)