Before the claws come out, I’d like to say that I am taking my dog to the vet tomorrow.

I actually took her on Wednesday for what sounded like a respiratory infection. The vet prescribed her cough tabs and antibiotics. Two days later, my dog’s cough is much worse, and she’s spitting up a foamy liquid. Her cough is very unproductive, but she’s doing it as though there’s something stuck in her throat. In all other respects, she’s normal though.

I called the vet the same day, but it was the end of the day, and they told me to bring her in early on Monday. They want a full day to diagnose her, and if necessary, sedate her to further investigate her throat.

On a hunch, I looked up kennel cough on the Internet, and the symptoms describe my dog down to the last detail. But this doesn’t make sense, because she’s vaccinated, and I can’t remember the last time she was in contact with another dog. Nevertheless, she has every symptom described.

Anyways, that’s the long story to a quick question: is there anything I can do to comfort my dog until tomorrow morning? Every time she coughs so obsessively, I want to cry, because it sounds so painful. I can’t wait for tomorrow to get here, but until it does, what would you recommend I do?

Also, I’m planning on disinfecting the heck out of my house while she’s at the vet tomorrow, on the off chance that she DOES have the virus. It’s just me and her in the house, so there’s no threat to other animals, but do you have any tips for where/how to clean? Don’t get me wrong – I know how to clean, but I just want to make sure I get every place.

Thanks so much.

According to Webster’s Dictionary:
com-fort (kuhm-fert) – verb (used with object)…to soothe, console, or reassure; bring cheer to. "They tried to comfort her after her loss."

You DO speak English, don’t you?

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