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Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian
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Experience:  University of California at Davis graduate veterinarian with 44 years of experience
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I have a 14 month old husky/ border collie mix. She's been

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Hi, I have a 14 month old husky/ border collie mix. She's been sleeping a lot, sneezing a lot, red eyes and now today clear discharge from her nose. She was making some noise in her throat last night but hard to explain the sound
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 1 year ago.

The symptoms you've described indicate upper respiratory infection in Cassie. The "throat noise" suggests laryngitis/tracheitis and may be the precursor to a more obvious cough indicative of infectious tracheobronchitis ("kennel cough") contracted 3-10 days ago when Cassie was exposed to other dogs in a kennel, dog park, or groomer, e.g. The most common infectious agents causing her symptoms are the bacterium Bordetella bronchiseptica and the parainfluenza virus. If Cassie continues to eat and drink normally, you can continue to "watchful wait" because these infections are usually self-limiting within 7-21 days. Worsening - particularly a respiratory rate exceeding 40 breaths/minute which might indicate lower respiratory involvement (pneumonia, e.g.) in the infection - should prompt a visit to Cassie's vet.

Please respond with further questions or concerns if you wish.

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