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I have a Hungarian Vislaz, she is turning 2 on the 28th of

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I have a Hungarian Vislaz, she is turning 2 on the 28th of Aug, she has been swimming for 5 days none stop she has been swimming in the sea for over a month now, suddenly she has been coughing strangely as if she is try to get something out, she has fever, mostly at night it has been now over 3 days
Anyadvice ?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 1 year ago.

I'm sorry that your question wasn't answered in a timely manner. Can you tell me please what body temperature you've found and how you measured it? If coughing and fever has persisted for 3 days, I need to be concerned that it represents more than simple infectious tracheobronchitis ("kennel cough") which isn't expected to cause fever. Instead, canine influenza and pneumonia associated with influenza or another infectious agent are important differential diagnoses. Such a patient should have her heart and lungs auscultated (listened to) and X-rayed to better assess whether or not pneumonia is present. If this can't be done, a broad spectrum antibiotic such as potentiated amoxicillin or a fluoroquinolone antibiotic such as enrofloxacin should be prescribed for a minimum of 10 days and as much as 3 weeks depending upon her response to therapy.

Please respond with further questions or concerns if you wish.

Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 1 year ago.
Hi Rawya Madi,
I'm just following up on our conversation about Stella. How is everything going?
Dr. Michael Salkin

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