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My puppy ,4 mo. is coughing and gagging. He did have diahrea

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my puppy ,4 mo. is coughing and gagging. He did have diahrea but I took him to the vet and he was put on an antibiotic, his diahrea stop but not the cough. Could there be something stuck and would vaseline help.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Peter replied 1 year ago.

Welcome and thanks for asking your question. I am sorry the expert you requested is not available. My name is***** am a licensed veterinarian. I am happy to answer your question today. First I need to ask you a few questions so that I can be well informed and give you the best advice.
There may be a slight delay between your follow ups and my replies as I type out a thorough reply for you.

1- How long has this been going on?

2- What is the name of the antibiotic he is on?

3- Any nasal or eye discharge?

4- Is he lethargic?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
About 3 weeks, albon, no and no
Expert:  Dr. Peter replied 1 year ago.

Friend, it sounds like your puppy has kennel cough which is an upper respiratory infection. We do sometimes use antibiotics for this condition. But, albon is not a good antibiotic for this type of infection. I would phone your vet and discuss with your vet about starting him on Clavamox. In the meantime you can start him on Robitussin DM (cough) 1/4 teaspoon every 6-8 hours. You can buy robitussin over the counter in any pharmacy.

Giving vaseline will not help; the hacking is secondary to the inflammation in the upper airway.

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