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My labs 4 yrs old Snickers is her name she started to get a

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My labs 4 yrs old Snickers is her name she started to get a cough a hacking woth a ack at the end took her in heart worm test good!
Took her in for exam the vet said most likely kennel cough. She prescribed antibiotic and otc cough relief . Its been a week shes got worse weak. cold shakes. So been giving her pediolite she eats but not alot. What do you think tomorrows along way for a vet around here
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Loretta replied 2 years ago.
Good Morning and welcome! I am Dr. Loretta, a licensed veterinarian and I am happy to answer your question.
Considering Snickers age and the symptoms, this is still most likely Kennel Cough. This can take weeks to resolve and there is nothing else that can be given besides what your vet has prescribed. There is a slight chance that Snickers could have Congestive Heart Failure (CHF) which can show similar signs and having only a heartworm test will not show this. If this continues, it is best to have a specialist examine Snickers to be sure that this is not CHF although, at her age, this is not likely. In most cases, this is a case of Kennel Cough that is taking a long time to resolve.
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Expert:  Dr. Loretta replied 2 years ago.

I'm just following up on our conversation about Snickers. How is everything going?

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