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My dog was diagnosed with kennel cough about 5 weeks ago she

had a course of antibiotics...
My dog was diagnosed with kennel cough about 5 weeks ago she had a course of antibiotics she seemed so much better
But 4 days ago she started to be unwell again same symptoms is it the kennel cough again ?
If so is this normal
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Dr. Peter
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1- How old is your dog?

2- Any pre existing medical conditions?

3- How long was she on antibiotics?

4- How long since she has been off the antibiotics?

5- How much does she weigh?

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
2 years old
No pre exciting medical problems
5 days off antibiotics
Been off them around 3 weeks
Weighs 8kg

Friend, it is possible that a respiratory can flare back up if it was not completely cleared. Or, he could have picked up a different bug than what caused the first episode of kennel cough. Or, he could have a completely different disorder like an underlying heart disease, etc. I would have him re-checked by your family vet to auscultate his heart and lungs. In addition, he may need antibiotics again. In the meantime, you can start him on Robitussin DM (cough) 1/2 teaspoon every 6-8 hours. You can buy Robitussin DM (Cough) over the counter in any pharmacy (chemist); do not buy sugar-free.

My goal is to provide you with excellent service. If you have any follow-up questions don't hesitate to ask. If finished, please take a moment to rate my service. See you again soon!

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
Will take her to vets tomorrow
Any suggestion to boost her immune system to fight it quicker ?
Many thanks

Supplement with a probiotic for her intestinal tract. These are friendly bacteria that help with the immune system as most of the immune cells are within the intestinal tract. You can buy a probiotic over the counter in any pet store.

You're welcome. :)

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