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dog: blood work clavamox 15mi..prednisone 5mg..nothing comes

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I brought my dog to the vet. for a bad cough 3 visit later and blood work clavamox 15mi. torbutrol 5mg.radiology 2 views prescriptions,prednisone 5mg, and panacur granules 3 day Tx he's still coughing bad i'm not happy with the out come i don't know what to do.Also nothing comes up it's all dry since 10/04 he eat ok.     thank you
Submitted: 11 years ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  Tammy F. replied 11 years ago.

 Clavamox is an antibiotic.

Torbutrol is a pain reliever.

Prednisone is a steroid that helps the cough.

Panacur is a deworming medication, might not be related to the cough.

There are a few causes for a dry cough.  The first and most obvious is that the dog has a collapsing trachea.  The trachea works like a straw and, if it collapses, it's like trying to suck air through a collapsed straw.  This can cause coughing.

The second cause that I can think of is that the dog has a virus like kennel cough.  Kennel cough usually improves with antibiotics but it can take a few courses.

The third cause might be a heart condition that has not yet been diagnosed.  If the blood is not pumping correctly in the heart, it can cause some coughing.

I suggest that you give the vet a call and discuss some of these other options with them.  See if any of these are a possibility (based on exam findings.)

Let me know if you still have questions.

Customer: replied 11 years ago.
Reply to Tammy Falkner's Post: I'm sorry i didn't get back to you, my wife and i are working late hours , I check with my wife she told me the vet. check his heart ,thats ok and no, on the virus like kennel cough or collapes trachea.but he told us to bring him to a specialist cause they dont know so that what my wife will do asap. I thank you for your help.
Expert:  Tammy F. replied 11 years ago.

 You are more than welcome.  I am glad that you were finally able to view your answer.

I do think that you should follow up with the specialist.

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