I believe my dogs have kennel cough from what I have researched on the internet and their symptoms. My female beagle got sick first and now my male beagle and my scotty are all sick with a cough and vomiting flem. They are ok otherwise, eating and drinking but just have a cough and vomiting. They were just at a kennel for the weekend on April 21st.
Type of Animal: Beagle
Name of Dog: Charlie
I have not tried anything yet. Is there something I can give them.
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Is there discharge from the nose?
Is the breathing normal between coughing?
No discharge that I noticed....runny eyes on female beagle Maggie. Maggie's throat feels somewhat swollen compared to male beagle Charlie,however, this a.m. it seems to have gone down a bit. The Scotty is just starting to come down with the same cough.
Thank you - I am going to list some thoughts!
Kennel Cough is a concern, but we can not forget about other causes, notably Pneumonia Other causes are possible as well, but can not be ruled out based on history alone.Typically - x-rays are considered to make sure there is no evidence of pneumonia and also to listen to the heart and look at the heart on the x-rays with the lungs.If there is a concern for infection, antibiotics will likely be prescribed.For congestion, many owners find humidification helpful. This is achieved with a children's / baby's humidifier for 10-15 minutes twice daily, or using the steam from a hot shower - this will allow humidification and help to moisten the airways for mucous breakdown and to improve congestion.Cough medications can be considered as well - an example is Dextromethorphan (link here). Often before using cough medications, x-rays are used to make sure that there is not a primary or secondary pneumonia as cough medications slow down the treatment of pneumonia.If you have any follow-up questions - please do not hesitate to ask!Otherwise - please remember to click ACCEPT. If we have exited the chat session, you may click a “Happy Face” followed by “Submit”.Find me any time if needed: http://www.justanswer.com/veterinary/expert-criticalcarevetYou can always request me through my profile, bookmark my page for future help, or beginning your question with “For CriticalCareVet”
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