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Hi. My name is***** I'm sorry to hear about this situation with Gemma. Is she vomiting up water? Or is she coughing and coughing and then bringing up some water with that? Is she eating well and no food has been brought up? What antibiotic did your vet start her on?
That is great that she's not having any food come up. The reason I asked that was to help make sure that this wasn't vomiting. If she was vomiting, then food would be coming up as well as she's been eating and not just the fluids / water. How long ago was she started on the antibiotic? The kennel cough vaccine is something that is similar in effect to the human flu vaccine. It doesn't necessarily eliminate all of the disease but hopefully makes the disease less clinical if / when the get exposed and infected with it.
Is she still being active and playing? Is she one that coughs more after stimulation? Have you taken her collar of and kept pressure off her neck?
She sounds pretty irritated. Keeping her quiet, no pressure on the neck, no smoke, no dust, etc.. all can help to try and quiet down the trachea. Did your vet send home any other medications in addition to the Clavamox?
At my ER when I have a kennel cough dog in the clinic, I will use a cough tab - it has dextromorphan and guaifenesin in it to help provide some relief. For a medium to large dog, I'll use 100 mg guaifenesin and 5 mg dextromphan. Here is a similar product
There can be no other things in it. Some coughing is needed to help bring up the material that is there in the trachea.
If I was to use that particular product, it would be 5 mls (1 teaspoon) every 8 - 12 hours. The key again is to make sure it isn't any other product as they can have other ingredients that can be an issue.