Comments on: What has been your experience with kennel cough? https://treatmentforkennelcough.com/what-has-been-your-experience-with-kennel-cough Tue, 10 Dec 2019 15:47:53 +0000 hourly 1 By: Anniehttps://treatmentforkennelcough.com/what-has-been-your-experience-with-kennel-cough#comment-9313 Thu, 04 Aug 2011 11:47:35 +0000 https://treatmentforkennelcough.com/what-has-been-your-experience-with-kennel-cough#comment-9313 Generally kennel cough is like a common cold in a person. It’s no big deal. My dogs (when they’ve had it, even though fully innoculated…it happens!) have felt perfectly normal except for coughing.

Some dogs will get secondary infections, which is what your vet is treating for. The most common symptom of this is lethargy and a green gunky nose.

I would call the vet and let him know that he’s not getting better. Kennel cough could cause those symptoms, but so could a bunch of other things. I don’t think the kennel cough is your problem right now. Have you taken his temperature? Use a person thermometer (the electric kind — they cost about $5) and keep it just for him because you are going to insert it in his rear end. Wait for the beep, and read temp. Normal dog is 102. If it’s 103 or higher, call vet now, this is a sign he’s getting sicker. Also check the neuter incision — redness or pus? Swelling? All bad things.

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By: sickbxyhttps://treatmentforkennelcough.com/what-has-been-your-experience-with-kennel-cough#comment-9314 Thu, 04 Aug 2011 11:47:35 +0000 https://treatmentforkennelcough.com/what-has-been-your-experience-with-kennel-cough#comment-9314 Just keep up with the anitbiotics and follow up with the vet, typically I used Baytril with my fosters who came out of the shelter with kennel cough/ pneumonia. Most of my kennel cough guys didn’t like to eat because their nose was so plugged up, the ones who did eat would crane their head up to swallow. I would hand feed them and also tried soft food, or rice/chicken diets.

Clear the snot out of the nose with a warm/ wet rag and run a humidifier in his kennel.

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By: Kirstenhttps://treatmentforkennelcough.com/what-has-been-your-experience-with-kennel-cough#comment-9315 Thu, 04 Aug 2011 11:47:35 +0000 https://treatmentforkennelcough.com/what-has-been-your-experience-with-kennel-cough#comment-9315 If he hasn’t shown improvement within a few days (5-6 MAX) you need to take him back to the vet (even if he’s just not quite as snotty, that’s improvement). The strain of kennel cough he has may be resistant to the antibiotic the vet prescribed, this is pretty common in shelter dogs. Usually kennel cough will take a week or two to clear up completely, but there should be improvement quickly once the antibiotics are started. Good luck!

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