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Wheezing when he wakes up -generally does not end with

wheezing when he wakes up-generally does not end with heaving, but afraid that it could progress to kennel cough-read that it goes away on its own.-7 month old, Alaskan Klee Kai, 8.6lbsShould I take him to a vet?

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Christi Belew

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She seems to be gagging or trying to get something up. She

Hi, She seems to be gagging or trying to get something up. She had a huge amount of water and it's almost like she aspirated water into her lungs. She's an otherwise healthy 13 year old shih tzu however this is not the first time it's happened.JA: I'm sorry to hear that. Coughing can be worrying. The Veterinarian will know what you should do. What is the dog's name?Customer: AbbyJA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Abby?Customer: She has had about 7 episodes of what might be seizures over the last 2 years. They typically have happened upon waking and then stretching....similar to when we get a charlie horse only her eyes seem to roll back a bit as well and she loses bowel and bladder function. When they are over (last about a minute) she is a little whipped out but otherwise normal. Still loves her walks, acts like she's two most days. I realize two different issues but the first is the most worrisome although at 13, life may just be catching up to her.

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Dr. Loretta

Large and small animal Veterinarian

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I rescued a dog from a shelter on saturday. he has kennel

i rescued a dog from a shelter on saturday. he has kennel cough. the med is not working. i already took him to my vet and she prescribed more of the same. my household can't sleep because of the coughing. any home remedies we can do to help until the medicine kicks in?JA: I'm sorry to hear that. Could be a lot of things that cause lethargy. The Veterinarian will know how to help the dog. What is the dog's name and age?Customer: mine doesn't have lethargyJA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about the dog?Customer: are you there?JA: No. I'm the Veterinarian's Assistant.Customer: but are you there?JA: No. I'm the Veterinarian's Assistant.Customer: i rescued a dog from a shelter on saturday. he has kennel cough. the med is not working. i already took him to my vet and she prescribed more of the same. my household can't sleep because of the coughing. any home remedies we can do to help until the medicine kicks in?

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Jennifer Welsh

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We just got a new pup a plot hound she coughs almost all the

we just got a new pup a plot hound she coughs almost all the time and snot is coming out her nose,

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Dr. Kara

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Early this morning my 7 mos old puppy began coughing and I'm

Hello,Early this morning my 7 mos old puppy began coughing and I'm not sure what's causing the cough. One coughing episode led to her coughing up a little white foam. I think the cough could be related to seasonal allergies, as she has suffered other allergy related symptoms this summer (reverse sneezing, post-nasil drip, etc), but could it alternatively be Kennel Cough? How can I distinguish between Kennel Cough and seasonal allergies? Other symptoms that she is exhibiting: clear, mild runny nose and sneezing. I would also like to add that she has been attending doggie daycare since Monday, 09/19, where she is enrolled in a 4-week daytime training intensive.All of her vaccinations are up-to-date.I look forward to your response.Best,Andrea

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Dr. Kara

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One of my dogs was diagnosed with bronchitis and is on meds.

One of my dogs was diagnosed with bronchitis and is on meds. My other dog is now showing all the same symptoms. Can I give him the meds the other dog is taking?

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Krista Kline

Associate Veterinarian

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I have a 10 yr old Shellie that developed a kennel cough

HiI have a 10 yr old Shellie that developed a kennel cough after her trip,to grooming in may.It subsided but now its back.Can that happen?Plus it seems to be worse morning and evening.Shed on antibiotics and cough suppressant for 1 week now.It doesn't seem to be clearing up.JA: I'm sorry to hear that. Coughing can be worrying. The Veterinarian will know what you should do. What is the dog's name?Customer: AngelJA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Angel?Customer: She gets a skin condition off and on.Scaly dry patches.Black edges

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Dr. Altman

Veterinarian

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My dog is a 7 year old Great Pyrenees. He has made a sound

My dog is a 7 year old Great Pyrenees. He has made a sound like he was trying to clear his throat maybe once every few days for a couple of months. Now it is a couple of times a month. He has a neurological injury in his neck (jumped out of the car when he was with a dog walker) and occasionally has started to "knuckle" with his front paws when he walks. He has been panting a lot lately so we increased the dosage of Gabapentin and Previcox and he stopped panting. Occasionally, I give him Tramadol. Today, he seems to be drooling excessively and is back to panting. I just gave him some Tramadol and he is sleeping. I thought this was all related to his neck, but he made that hacking noise several times and it has been increasing in frequency. It is not kennel cough as I have heard what that sounds like with a prior Pyrenees. He seems really out of sorts today. I'm wondering if all of this is not related to his neck, but to something in his throat. It is Sunday and I'm wondering if I should get him to an emergency room.

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Dr. Altman

Veterinarian

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My dog has had two antibiotic treatments for kennel cough,

My dog has had two antibiotic treatments for kennel cough, plus the cough medicine. She has gone from a dry, hacking cough to a wet sounding cough. We love our dog, but it is frustrating to have spent over 400 dollars so far and she is still sick. It is not the money, it is the fact that my pet continues to be sick.Do we need to take her in for x-rays and how will having x-rays help? We believe her Kennel cough has gone to pneumonia. She is approximately 2 and a half years old adopted from Humane Society 2 years ago. She is not losing weight. She is 49 pounds. She also is usually very active and we keep her quiet as much as possible. The cough is not continuous, but is heard every hour. Mornings are her worst time for coughing.

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