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My 3 month old puppy...
My 3 month old puppy was diagnosed with coccidiosis 10 days ago and has been on medicine for it. Last night she started with what sounded like kennel cough and a gagging sound. This morning she coughed up some phlegm. How can I treat this? My vet is out of the office until tomorrow morning.
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Dog Veterinarian: Matt_DVM, Dog Veterinarian replied 8 years ago
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Coccidiosis is an intestinal parasite, so I doubt it has anything to do with that cough. I would take the dog to the vet in the morning, and he will probably prescribe some antibiotics.

If the dog is coughing horribly you can give some robitussin DM ...probably about 1/2 teaspoon.

If the dog is having trouble breathing then he needs to be seen immediately.
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Customer reply replied 8 years ago
Should I go ahead and give her some cough medicine just to see if it helps? She was coughing off and on last night and has coughed some today. she is sleeping now.
Dog Veterinarian: Matt_DVM, Dog Veterinarian replied 8 years ago
You should give it if the dog is coughing ...if not actively coughing then don't use it....
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