Comments on: Newly adopted pup from SPCA has kennel cough? https://treatmentforkennelcough.com/newly-adopted-pup-from-spca-has-kennel-cough Tue, 10 Dec 2019 15:47:34 +0000 hourly 1 By: Rosie Morganhttps://treatmentforkennelcough.com/newly-adopted-pup-from-spca-has-kennel-cough#comment-68947 Fri, 02 Sep 2016 00:49:23 +0000 https://treatmentforkennelcough.com/newly-adopted-pup-from-spca-has-kennel-cough#comment-68947 Got a beautiful (thrown away)”Bella” 9 mo. schnauzer-looking pup from the shelter in Montgomery, AL. She is happy, plays with the other dogs, sleeps well. Has kennel cough, took her to Vet on 4th day; was told to go back to the car, Vet would come out. He looked at her from 4-5 feet away, would not touch her, and did not look at the other dog we got from another shelter, he was not sick. Bella was prescribed with amoxicillin, and cough syrup w/codeine, has been on it 9 days, cough seems worse and is sounding like it just about chokes her, worse at evening and bedtime. Due to our Vet’s dis-interest in shelter pets, we are going to use someone else if she gets no better. Hard for her to rest with so much coughing, she hates the taste of meds. I put it in food, then other times have to force it!!

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By: synisterkathttps://treatmentforkennelcough.com/newly-adopted-pup-from-spca-has-kennel-cough#comment-9551 Sun, 21 Aug 2011 16:28:35 +0000 https://treatmentforkennelcough.com/newly-adopted-pup-from-spca-has-kennel-cough#comment-9551 Bordetalla is usually self limiting, meaning it will go away on its own. Its sounds horrible and seems to last forever but they are usually fine in 4-6 weeks. Antibiotics are for a secondary bacterial infection. The kennel cough is caused by a virus so antibiotics do nothing for it. They are not needed unless there IS a bacterial infection. And I’m there with Jennifer, I have never adopted a dog that didn’t get kennel cough.

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By: DaGioKidhttps://treatmentforkennelcough.com/newly-adopted-pup-from-spca-has-kennel-cough#comment-9552 Sun, 21 Aug 2011 16:28:35 +0000 https://treatmentforkennelcough.com/newly-adopted-pup-from-spca-has-kennel-cough#comment-9552 kennel cough is when the nose is like all most all snot like dried on there nose and yes it should get better but be sure to not have your pup around other dogs since the pup can pass it on to them its like pink eye.

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By: Marianhttps://treatmentforkennelcough.com/newly-adopted-pup-from-spca-has-kennel-cough#comment-9553 Sun, 21 Aug 2011 16:28:35 +0000 https://treatmentforkennelcough.com/newly-adopted-pup-from-spca-has-kennel-cough#comment-9553 Either take her to the Vets for treatment, or return her, and either get your money back or another dog.

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By: Jennifer M~ Got the Giggleshttps://treatmentforkennelcough.com/newly-adopted-pup-from-spca-has-kennel-cough#comment-9554 Sun, 21 Aug 2011 16:28:35 +0000 https://treatmentforkennelcough.com/newly-adopted-pup-from-spca-has-kennel-cough#comment-9554 Every dog I have gotten from the shelter has come home with kennel cough.

Fortunately, it is relatively easy to treat and rarely has complications.

Follow the suggestions your vet has given you. Don’t worry about having the AC on. It makes no difference.

If you are still concerned, call your vet back and ask.

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By: •Poppy•https://treatmentforkennelcough.com/newly-adopted-pup-from-spca-has-kennel-cough#comment-9555 Sun, 21 Aug 2011 16:28:35 +0000 https://treatmentforkennelcough.com/newly-adopted-pup-from-spca-has-kennel-cough#comment-9555 First of all, if you’re concerned call your vet.

When she sleeps (and ideally periodically through the day) put her in a room with a humidifier. Close the door so she gets the full effect, this will help with her coughing.

Make sure she’s getting plenty of water. Let her play, but also make sure she rests.

Keep up with the medication (naturally) and don’t stop, even if she seems better.

If you’re that far along in the treatment and haven’t seen any improvement, by all means call your vet back.

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By: ainawgsdhttps://treatmentforkennelcough.com/newly-adopted-pup-from-spca-has-kennel-cough#comment-9556 Sun, 21 Aug 2011 16:28:35 +0000 https://treatmentforkennelcough.com/newly-adopted-pup-from-spca-has-kennel-cough#comment-9556 Poppy is spot on with advice. I will add that although kennel cough is generally fairly easy to resolve with a round or two of antibiotics it can sometimes be a little tricky to treat. I work for a vet and we had a client bring in a little doberman puppy that they had just got. The first visit went fine and we even vaccinated him against kennel cough. A few days later, he was coughing and acting off so they brought him back in. We did a CBC and he had a high white count, coupled with the coughing and eye discharge we diagnosed him with an upper respiratory infection and sent him home with antibiotics. We rechecked in a week and he was still coughing. Checked another CBC and his white blood cell count was still high. Changed to a different antibiotic and rechecked in another week. This went on for 3 or 4 weeks, each time his white count was high in spite of antibiotics and we were limited on what we could give him for the infection because of his age. Finally we actually anesthetized him and did a tracheal wash to culture his airway to find out exactly what was causing the cough and exactly what antibiotics it was sensitive to and which ones it was resistant to. The culture came back as a bordatella (kennel cough), although definitely not the one in the vaccine we had given him (so we didn’t cause it). And we finally got him on the right antibiotic to treat it.

If she’s waking up every couple of hours from coughing then you might want to call the vet back and let them know. If she’s still coughing when you get to the last day of the antibiotics you will definitely want to call the vet back and get her checked out again as you will need more antibiotics to kick it.

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By: Micki 48https://treatmentforkennelcough.com/newly-adopted-pup-from-spca-has-kennel-cough#comment-9557 Sun, 21 Aug 2011 16:28:35 +0000 https://treatmentforkennelcough.com/newly-adopted-pup-from-spca-has-kennel-cough#comment-9557 It’s pretty common for dogs from a shelter to develop kennel cough. Your best bet is to call your vet, explain the symptoms you dog is having now, and ask if you need to bring her in again.

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