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Husky very congested coughing up light brown mucus

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Husky very congested coughing up light brown mucus
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Lee replied 7 years ago.
Hi. I'm Dr. Lee and will do my best to help.

Can you tell me a few things?

1. How old is your dog? Male or female? Neuter or not?
2. Any vomiting or diarrhea?
3. How frequent is the coughing?
4. Any difficulty breathing?
5. Any previous medical conditions?
6. On any medications?
7. Still eating and drinking normally?
8. Any lethargy?

Customer: replied 7 years ago.

She is a aprox 7 yr nutered female

there is no diarrhea or vomiting

at least 10 times per day

yes some difficulty in breathing no previous medical conditions.

kennal cough medicine

eating and drinking good

yes some lethargy

Expert:  Dr. Lee replied 7 years ago.
Hi. Thanks for the info.

How long have we been on the kennel cough medication? And what is the name of the medication? Thanks.
Customer: replied 7 years ago.

Kennel cough medicine primex canine 2x been on this medication for about 2months

Expert:  Dr. Lee replied 7 years ago.
Hi. Thanks for the update.

Kennel cough does not usually require such a long antibiotic treatment. Usually within 2 weeks. What I am more concerned about is whether we also have pneumonia going on, as an extension of the kennel cough. Or perhaps the Primex is not working, thus need to change antibiotic. Other possibilities include tumors and fungal infections. I would suggest to go to your veterinarian for another exam and take x-rays of chest to make sure the lungs look fine. If normal, then I would suggest to change antibiotic to either Doxycycline or Clavamox.

Hope this helps. Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns. Thanks.
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