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She has a lot of mucous in her chest. How can I help her get

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she has a lot of mucous in her chest. How can I help her get it out. She is recovering from kennel cough
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. Coughing can be worrying. The Veterinarian will know what you should do. What is the dog's name and age?
Customer: munchkin 3 yrs
JA: What is the dog's name?
Customer: I used honey before and it would make her throw up a lot of the mucous
JA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about the dog?
Customer: no
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Submitted: 3 months ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Rebekah Kane replied 3 months ago.

Hi there, I am Dr. Kane, and I will do my best to assist you with your pet today. Please give me a moment to type up a response to your concerns. In the meantime- please take a moment to relay any other pertinent information. Sound good?

Customer: replied 3 months ago.
the dog is recovering from kennel cough and is taking antibiotics. She has had extreme mucous in her throat and chest.
When she eats or drinks it makes her choke and gag a lot. I can hear the water passing through it when she drinks. I gave her a spoonful of honey a few times and it made her throw up and get rid of a lot of mucous. But is that bad for her ? Also should I give her Benadryl to help clear it up ?
Expert:  Rebekah Kane replied 3 months ago.

The honey may help soothe the cough. One thing that really helps clear mucus is steam. When you are showering in the morning, keep her in the bathroom with you. The steam will help moisten the phlegm and she will cough it up more easily. The benadryl is not really recommended at this point, as it can dry the secretions and make it a little harder for her to cough it up. Do you have any other questions for me at this time?

Expert:  Rebekah Kane replied 3 months ago.

Hi! Just wanted to see how Munchkin is doing?

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