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I think my dog may have kennel cough and our vet is closed,

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I think my dog may have kennel cough and our vet is closed
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. Coughing can be worrying. The Veterinarian will know what you should do. How old is may?
Customer: Sry his name is ***** ***** is four
JA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Harley?
Customer: No he is perfect, just had a vet well check, he does not go outside our home, so I don't know how he would gave got this

Hello, JACustomer. I have been a Veterinary Nurse for over 15 years and would be happy to help you today. I'm reviewing your question right now.

The coughing that you're hearing. Does it look like any of these?

Cardiac cough: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nv02RYW2TfY

Kennel cough: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZusGtj3NxcU

Collapsing trachea: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=042OsjZ5Hvs

Reverse sneezing: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1UyBrb0Hhpk

Laryngeal paralysis: http://https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=075DT9lUWOk

Can you also tell me if there are any dogs that come to visit? Next door neighbor dogs?

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
Sounds like the kennel cough one, we have two boxers Harley and our 3 month puppy, they do not leave our yard, but I have an after school daycare and have had a few sick kids, and two have gotten new puppies also, can they give my dog these through contact. He us up to date on all shots as is the puppy
Customer: replied 1 month ago.
No other dogs visit
Customer: replied 1 month ago.
Are you still here?

Im here. For some reason the website did not notify me that you had responded.

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
Sry..thought I lost you

Kennel cough is not something that can be passed from human to dog so if this is kennel cough, it was likely picked up from some type of contact with other dogs. It is commonly spread through respiratory aerosols, so even a dog in close proximity may be able to transmit it although direct contact isn't necessarily required.

If you have just begun to see symptoms, chances are that your companion can wait until tomorrow morning to be examined. Kennel cough is typically viral and we like to place dogs on antibiotics to prevent a secondary bacteria infection/pneumonia. This should certainly be started tomorrow and be advised that your other dog may eventually develop symptoms, too.

If you notice any major symptoms like profound lethargy, refusal to rise, avoiding food and water, blood produced when coughing, etc. you will need to go to the ER or another veterinary facility that is open today.

I’ll be standing by if you have other questions. Let me know if I can help further.

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Customer: replied 1 month ago.
Are we experiencing web site problems?

I hope not. Were you able to see my response above?

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
No not since you said you did not receive mine

How about now?

Kennel cough is not something that can be passed from human to dog so if this is kennel cough, it was likely picked up from some type of contact with other dogs. It is commonly spread through respiratory aerosols, so even a dog in close proximity may be able to transmit it although direct contact isn't necessarily required.

If you have just begun to see symptoms, chances are that your companion can wait until tomorrow morning to be examined. Kennel cough is typically viral and we like to place dogs on antibiotics to prevent a secondary bacteria infection/pneumonia. This should certainly be started tomorrow and be advised that your other dog may eventually develop symptoms, too.

If you notice any major symptoms like profound lethargy, refusal to rise, avoiding food and water, blood produced when coughing, etc. you will need to go to the ER or another veterinary facility that is open today.

I’ll be standing by if you have other questions. Let me know if I can help further.

Did my response help to answer all of the questions that you had? If questions remain, please reply and let me know how I can assist.

Before signing off today, please take the time to use the star rating system at the top of the page to leave a rating for me. Until this is done, the website will not compensate me for helping you.

If you would like to request me in the future for pet-related questions, you can do so by accessing this page: http://www.justanswer.com/pet/expert-pitrottmommy/?rpt=3800

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
He is testing now, but has not ate or drank all day
Customer: replied 1 month ago.
Resting sry

This may not be an indicator for concern as dogs who have kennel cough are often tired from coughing and working on overcoming their illness. Keep a close eye on him and when he's up again try some soft food and water. If he's not interested in either, I would have him examined today to have treatment started so he's feeling better sooner.

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
Ok ty

Good luck!

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