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I think he has kennel cough. He's a Pomeranian, His name is

Hi. I think he has kennel cough.JA: I'm sorry to hear that. What sort of animal are we talking about?Customer: He's a PomeranianJA: OK. Coughing can be worrying. The Veterinarian will know what you should do. What is the Pomeranian's name and age?Customer: His name is ***** ***** he just turned 7 on may 16 thJA: How old is Miko?Customer: He is 7. His. Birthday was may 16JA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Miko?Customer: He had kennel cough when he was a baby. And seems to get it about every 2 years or so

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Dr. Peter

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My little buddy "Marley"18lbs. 8 yrs old maltipoo was having

My little buddy "Marley"18lbs. 8 yrs old maltipoo was having a hacking cough followed by a gag the other day, we brought him into vet and they said he has a small murmur and a slightly enlarged heart from an X-ray. They put him on enalapril and doxycycline antibiotic . And to do a follow up in 30 days. We just got back from a road trip where we stayed at several different pet friendly hotels. The vet did not diagnose either heart disease nor kennel cough but a wait and see with follow up. All blood work came back normal, he is eating and drinking normally, running around like his normal crazy self. Seems fine, no coughing last night and all day today. Could kennel cough cause enlargement of the heart or does this sound more like early stage heart disease? Thank you

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Rebecca

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My french bulldog puppy (12 weeks old) had a kennel cough

My french bulldog puppy (12 weeks old) had a kennel cough vaccine squirted up his nose, which made him unwell and he coughed up white foam over the next couple of days. It's now been a week and his breathing still sounds a bit laboured, like he's congested.

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Dr. B.

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My dog is gasping like he has a hair ball and coughs up

My dog is gasping like he has a hair ball and coughs up liquid phlegm.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 and age?Customer: Cain. He's 12.JA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Cain?Customer: I am just worried. Its like he's gasping for air. Kind of snorting

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Dr. F

Doctor of Veterinary Medicine

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We are fostering a rescue dog who was diagnosed with kennel

Hello. We are fostering a rescue dog who was diagnosed with kennel cough. We have had him for about a week now and he really only has the cough/hack at night or outside. He has been on doxycycline for about 8 days now. He has been sneezing outside and his eyes are a little red, but no discharge. Tonight his sneezes came with some mucus snot. His one nostril looks a little inflamed on the inside. He was given a distemper vaccine at the shelter, supposedly before his symptoms started and was diagnosed with kennel cough. Could he has distemper? His energy and appetite, as well as bowel movements are all good.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: CooperJA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Cooper?Customer: That's all.

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Sean Egan

Doctor of Veterinary Medicine

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Our 11 yr 10 month old Boxer/Coonhound mix, Dobby, began

Our 11 yr 10 month old Boxer/Coonhound mix, Dobby, began having a dry hacking cough three days after he was at his vet's office for yearly vaccines (April 21, 2017). The cough sounded like he was trying to clear something out of his throat. It did not happen all the time, but we removed his collar and stopped using a leash, just to be on the safe side. Dobby also started to get picky with his food, and via a phone conversation with our vet, was diagnosed as probably having kennel cough. After a few days of care, Dobby seemed to be recovering, acting normal, being playful, and his appetite seemed to be returning. Never at any time did he stop asking for his daily walks, which are always up our local mountain in a well traveled public park. Dobby is also fed a homemade diet prescribed by our vet (boiled hamburger and rice with some vegetables). He is also highly active.Dobby was feeling great by Wednesday, feeling playful, and accompanied us in the barn as we cleaned out the hay from our sheep stalls. Then, the next day, last Thursday, while Dobby was out for his daily walk on a particularly warm and stuffy day, he seemed to get winded at the end of his walk and went down. He never lost consciousness, but for such a big healthy dog the behavior was scary, so we made an appointment with our vet that evening.Unfortunately our vet does not have an x-ray machine, and the nearest center we could go to is over an hour away. When we arrived to our appointment our vet was only able to listen to his chest and heart with a stethoscope. Our vet cautioned against Dobby's age, but never said anything about hearing a murmur, and did say that Dobby's heart sounded really good for his age. In the end, we were prescribed antibiotics and cough suppressants for suspected bronchitis, possibly exacerbated by the hay from the day before and the heat and humidity of the day. Dobby has been given the antibiotics every day since then.On Friday Dobby didn't want food, but continued to drink water, and spent the day being very lethargic. His breathing was a little labored (the first time this happened). He tended to pant a lot, but by evening he was breathing at 32 respirations per minute at rest. This was also the first day of the very bad hacking cough. The cough goes: hack, hack, HACK, like he's clearing his throat.On Saturday, Dobby begged for a walk again (we wouldn't let him do more than a pretend walk down the drive and back, maybe 100 yards). He also had an appetite and drank, but got a little restless towards evening. He would go through panting bouts accompanied by the new hacking cough, but eventually calmed down to 32 rpm. The newest development was that he could not sit on the couch without coughing. Dobby usually sits in such a way that our pillow gets tucked under his chin, and we suspected this was pushing on his trachea.Yesterday, on Sunday, Dobby did not ask for a walk, but he really got his appetite back and wanted to eat everything we had, and drank a lot of water. However, after his last meal, and getting towards evening, Dobby started his worst panting bout yet and really could barely catch his breath coughing. He seemed uncomfortable and couldn't settle in a resting position. We hadn't been giving the cough suppressant, so we began last night and within 20 minutes the coughing subsided. He spent a restless night last night, but seems to be calm this morning, although he is very tired and has not asked for food, water, or activity. Still he is alert and engaged, and still gets up and wags for people who come in the house.Because we do not want to stress Dobby with a long car ride when it could make his condition worse, we are seeking some further advice. We are currently worried about heart disease and lung cancer, though this would have never been in our minds before this illness started. Would cough suppressants help with lung cancer? Would they help with congestive heart failure? Wouldn't congestive heart failure be accompanied with a murmur or arrhythmia of some kind that our vet would have noticed? Is there anything in your experience which can help us lean more towards one condition or the other? Could this just be kennel cough? Is it possible for kennel cough to start out as a mild hack, and then progress to the more severe dry hack with the honking and heaving?Our vet has said that he has had several dogs sick with dog flu this year, which he said is resembling parvo. Dobby had been sick earlier in March with coccidia, and the vet seemed to think he might have had a touch of the flu. What are we looking for here? We are really grasping at straws and very worried. Currently Dobby's temperature is 102.5 degrees F. His nose is drippy. His urine is good and clear and he is still passing bowel movements. There have not been any other secretions.

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Dr. Michael Salkin

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A week ago we brought home a 2 pound Maltese mix from the

A week ago we brought home a 2 pound Maltese mix from the kennel. We took her to our vet last Monday and he pronounced her healthy, but she has since developed symptoms of kennel cough. Two days ago she would occasionally make gagging sound so something was caught in her throat. But today the coughing became much more frequent. She is eating less, but still eating a bit of scrambled eggs and beef baby food. I gave her a little bit of honey and that worked for an hour or so. After reading online I gave her about a half teaspoon of coconut oil, and it settle down some but she is still coughing quite a bit. Is there anything else we can do. This is stressful for her and for us since she is so little and only 10 weeks oldJA: 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: SophieJA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Sophie?Customer: Sophie

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Hilary Humm-Beatty

Locum Veterinarian

Doctor of Veterinary Medicine

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I have a mixed breed dog, meduim size ( approx 25 pounds),

I have a mixed breed dog, meduim size ( approx 25 pounds), that accidentally swallowed a half a pistachio shell last night. Every 30 minutes he gags for a few seconds. He behaves normally and is in no discomfort. Should I be concerned ?

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Dr. Bruce

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Doctor of Veterinary Medicine

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My mini Dach (9 lbs - 8 years old) keeps hacking and trying

My mini Dach (9 lbs - 8 years old) keeps hacking and trying to swallow like she has something in her throat or ?? She eats and drinks just fine. I have tried giving her big food like a piece of thin sliced ham, something to try to help it pass, nothing seems to work. She is constantly licking. This happened around 3 pm today, it is now 8:30. Is there something I can do to help, or should I take her to emergency vet tonight, wait till the morning?

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