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my five week old puppy has a cough, is there anything I can do for him?
Submitted: 11 years ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  kittylatte replied 11 years ago.
It is more than likely Kennel cough, which is highly contagious to other dogs. It can be dangerous in puppies and elderly dogs. Please get your puppy in to see the vet as soon as possible for diagnosis and treatment.
Hope this helps, please let me know if you have other questions.
Customer: replied 11 years ago.
Reply to Viv Graves's Post: I had an appointment this morning, but their power went out. Hurrican Denis is on the way. Is there anything I can do until I can get him to a vet?
Expert:  kittylatte replied 11 years ago.
You can try giving him some Childrens Robitussin cough medicene to ease the symptoms but he really needs to see a vet. How big is the puppy?
Customer: replied 11 years ago.
he's probably 2 or 3 lbs
Expert:  kittylatte replied 11 years ago.
He is so tiny I would want him to see a vet ASAP. You can try giving him a tiny amount of childrens robotussin (no more than 1/2 teaspoon) every every 12 hours. Keep him isolated (inside) from other dogs until this is resolved.
Hope this helps and that your puppy feels better soon.
Customer: replied 11 years ago.
thank you very much
Expert:  kittylatte replied 11 years ago.
Please do let me know how he makes out. And don't forget to "accept" the answer. It won't cost you anymore just transfer your deposit to my account.
Let me know if I can be of further help.

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