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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

11 year long kennel cough in dog?

I got my now 11 year old female toy poodle at 8 weeks of age from a breeder. She came down with Kennel Cough as a puppy and was treated by a veterinarian. She still has this kennel cough sounding cough/gag/hacking and she has had it all 11 years I have had her. Every day, for 11 years. At about 1 year of age, my mother (concerned about the cough) took her to the vet and was told the cough was just a lasting effect of kennel cough. When I got my own apartment last year (I was a junior in college and fresh out of the dorms), I brought her with me. I never thought twice about the cough since she had done it ever since I could remember. Now that I have her, and she is getting older, I am getting a little concerned. Has anyone heard of a "Kennel Cough" cough lasting this long? I will be graduating in the spring with my BS in animal science minor in biology and had worked in vet clinics for 4 years before leaving for college, so far, I have never been told that kennel cough causes life long coughing/effects. Can it cause life long effects? What else could this be? I have heard kennel cough from working in the clinics, and what she has been doing all her life sounds just like it.
I was 10 years old when we got her, I never considered it an issue until she came to live with me because that was all I knew. And the vet told my mother it was from having kennel cough. We have an appointment with the vet in two weeks (cant do it on this paycheck) but I thought I might see if anyone had any ideas. I’m an animal science major (cattle, pigs, sheep, goats, horses, etc.), not a veterinary medicine major. I’ve had more than my fair share of disease and parasite courses, but in livestock, not companion animals. Think that clears up my history and naivety.

Is there something wrong with his jabs or has another dog gave it to him.
He is really sick and could die he is a 5 month lab please answer as soon as possible.

Does my puppy have kennel cough or distemper?

I just got a 3 month old puppy a week ago from the humane society. She had been exposed to distemper over a month ago, and when she saw a shelter vet, they said she was fine, but to keep her away from other puppies for 6 months. She just started coughing 2 days ago. The cough is pretty wet, and phlegm does come up sometimes. She has a little nasal discharge, but not a lot, and has no eye discharge at all. She is still pretty active, and eats and drinks well. I took her to the vet and the vet gave me some pills for her cough, but warned me that she could have distemper and it is fatal. =[ The vet said that she doesn’t have a fever, is hydrated well, but that she looked sleepy. I have to take her back in a week so the vet can check on her. The vet said that even if the cough clears, she is still at risk and could still die in the next 2-3 months. I know what signs to look for such as vomiting and seizures and everything, but what about this cough? Is it just kennel cough or does she have distemper? I love this dog so much, and it would be horrible to lose her. It would tear me apart. I’m really scared. Please help.

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.

My dog has kennel cough…?

So.. my puppy has the kennel cough and i have medicine and stuff but is a kennel cough like a cold, should be with blankets and in a warm room?? What exactly is a kennel cough? Is he safe to go outside and play? Should he rest a lot more than usual? Or is the kennel cough something that is there but he doesn’t really notice?

Coughing pug, maybe not kennel cough?

Ive got an older pug. Lately hes been coughing (diff times of the day). He seems to be normal otherwise. He just recently threw up, so Im worried. We have other dogs, and none of them show any signs of coughing or sickness. I’ve looked at his gums and can’t tell if they are considered a normal pink or not. Im calling the vet tomorrow to make an appointment, but Just wanting to see if anyone may know what it could be. I feel like his old age is counting down to his end, but i’m hoping whatever it is is treatable. I cant tell if hes in pain or suffering because he acts completely normal aside from the coughing. He is 11 years old.

Any thoughts? I dont think its kennel cough, but maybe it is.

My dog is coughing like he has bronchitis. It sounds like when I have bronchitis. The same kind of cough that sounds mucous-like.
Even when he is breathing once in awhile it sounds like he has mucous inside. Yesterday he sounded like he had a sinus infection but today it’s now coughing.

Is Kennel Cough like this? Or is it just a cough and dry, not like a bronchitis type cough?

Please help. I can’t go to the Vet until tomorrow and I just want to know what to do.
Btw, he is not tired, he plays like normal. He runs around with me and has the energy he normally does. He is eating like normal too. I took him to a dog park all weekend and he was drinking from the same bowls as the other dogs so I think he caught something. Just wondering if it’s serious.
I am giving him heart worm medicine. It is Revolution. Highly effective. 🙂
My boy is 3 years old. 🙂
I finally found some good info. Kennel Cough is bronchitis! That’s why my boy is sounding like he is. Kennel Cough is called: "Tracheobronchitis".
Wow this sucks!

But anyone who can give me more info.. please do.

How serious is Kennel Cough too a dog like 9?

Im not real sure if she even has Kennel Cough yet! Our Vet take take us til Friday Evening,I’m trying too find one who can take me right away!
My Rescue Poodle is 9..Yes I rescued her and have been babying her and LOVING her for 3 years now,I got her when she was like 6.She has come SO FAR! and This cough she has is worrying me too death Im so afraid of loosing her! She is still some what shy and only really trusts me!
Well…anyways How exactly serious is this Kennel Cough,does anyone out there really know?