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I think my dog may have kennel cough, but it is Sunday and

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I think my dog may have kennel cough, but it is Sunday and no one is open. Is there any thing I can give him to help with the cough until I can get him in to the vet on Monday. He is a 52lb male Australian Shepherd in good health. He had a bordatella shot about 8 months ago
Submitted: 8 months ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. B. replied 8 months ago.
Hello & welcome, I am Dr. B, a licensed veterinarian and I would like to help you with your wee one today. In regards ***** ***** question, there are some options we can try to soothe his cough until he can see his vet for antibiotics on Monday. Specifically, you can try giving a mild cough suppressant. Commonly we will give a few millilitres of plain honey & glycerin cough syrup or plain honey. These can be given as often as needed.Alternatively, you could use Robitussin DM at a dose of 1 milligram per pound of body weight every 8 hours. Of course, do make sure to only use this and avoid any with pet toxic cold medications (ie acetaminophen, paracetamol, ibuprofen caffeine, alcohol, or pseudoephedrine) here.Finally, do make sure to keep him on a soft food diet (ie caned food or chicken/rice) to just reduce irritation on that inflamed throat until he sees his vet.Please take care,Dr. B. -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------If you have any other questions, please ask me – I’ll be happy to respond. **Please rate my service afterwards, as this is the only way I am credited for helping you today. Thank you! : )