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I've given my 15 pound schnoodle his antibiotics and

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I've given my 15 pound schnoodle his antibiotics and hydrocodon tonight for his kennel cough. It's been fine for a week but right now he appears to be shaking and visibly upset. What's happening?
Submitted: 9 months ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Gary replied 9 months ago.

Hello, I'm Dr Gary. I've been practicing veterinary medicine since 2007. I look forward to helping with your questions/ concerns.

Expert:  Dr. Gary replied 9 months ago.

I'm sorry for the long wait. It sounds like he may be having a bit of an adverse reaction to the Hydrocodone. We can see some dogs get agitated from opiates. They can show signs of trembling and vocalizing.

I would just give the Hydrocodone as needed for coughing at this point. You can finish the antibiotics, but the cough suppressants are typically only needed the first 3-5 days.

I hope this helps, let me know if you have any other questions.