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The crying is not a typical sign associated with kennel cough or with Butorphanol (torbutrol) administration.
Kennel cough can be mildly painful as the throat is irritated. That may be where the crying is coming from. If the Butorphanol is not enough, I will often times add Robitussin DM to the treatment protocol. In puppies, you could give 1/4 teaspoon 2-3 times daily to see if that helps.
Most kennel cough dogs will start improving within 2-3 days of starting therapy. They are usually back to normal within 5-7 days.
I hope this helps, let me know if you have any other questions.
Usually dogs get sedate on that medication. On occasion I'll see a dog that gets agitated on opiates. That may be the case here. Maybe you should try the Robitussin and stopping the Butorphanol. That may do the trick.