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My dog has a sore throat. She is a shi stu. Can I give her

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My dog has a sore throat. She is a shi stu. Can I give her infant sore throat medication
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Altman replied 1 year ago.

Welcome to Justanswer! I am Dr. Altman and happy to assist you both today!

May I ask what symptoms she is showing that makes you suspect a sore throat? In addition, what sore throat medication you are considering?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
She is hoarse when she sneezes or coughs. She can't bark normally. Infant sore throat liquid.
Expert:  Dr. Altman replied 1 year ago.

Do you have a name brand of the sore throat liquid please? I am trying to determine the primary active ingredient and its safety in pets.

Expert:  Dr. Altman replied 1 year ago.

There are some home remedies that can help reduce the sore throat and give relief

1.) The steam of the shower when the cough is severe or constant
2.) A little honey three times daily can help soothe the lungs
3.) If you have a humidifier or nebulizer that would also be wonderful to use in this situation

Unfortunately I prefer to avoid cough suppressants because when suppressing a cough if there is phlegm or buildup and lead to bronchitis or even pneumonia if the material is not coughed up so this is not something I tend to administer.

I hope this information makes sense! If the cough is productive, there is lethargic or a reduced appetite then it would be best to have a veterinary exam to ensure antibiotics are not warranted.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
probably walgreens brand or baby ganics.
Expert:  Dr. Altman replied 1 year ago.

Are you referring to a lozenge, medication, spray?

Expert:  Dr. Altman replied 1 year ago.

The lozenge is not advise and medications tend to have acetaminophen so this is not advised. And very unlikely you are going to get the spray to be effective in the back of the throat. This is the only safe option but not approved for pets

Expert:  Dr. Altman replied 1 year ago.

Ideal to relief pain/ discomfort is
1.) The steam of the shower when the cough is severe or constant
2.) A little honey three times daily can help soothe the lungs
3.) If you have a humidifier or nebulizer that would also be wonderful to use in this situation

Expert:  Dr. Altman replied 1 year ago.

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