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Hi this is Dr. Gabby. When did Snow Ball start coughing up white foam? Does he have any nasal drainage or sneezing? Is he having any trouble breathing? Is he still eating and playful?
Thank you, ***** ***** many days has it been going on? How much does he weigh?
OK thank you,
The most likely cause is "kennel cough" or "infectious tracheobronchitis" It cause inflammation in the trachea and bronchiole tract. It is usually caused by a virus.
Normally it resolves in 7-10 days.
You can give plain Robitussin cough syrup for the cough. 1 teaspoon, per 10 pounds, every 6 hours as needed.
Keep a humidifier in his room. When you take a shower bring him into the bathroom and steam out his respiratory tract.
Signs he needs to see the vet are:
Trouble breathing or getting oxygen
Abnormal gum color
Refusal to eat or drink for more than 12 hours
Unable to sleep due to coughing
Vomiting up what he eats due to coughing
Does that help? Do you have any additional questions?