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My dog got kennel cuagh and has coming out of her nose now…

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My dog got kennel cuagh...
My dog got kennel cuagh and has green snot coming out of her nose now and is not getting better its been 4 days
Submitted: 8 months ago.Category: Dog Veterinary
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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. John, Texas Veterinarian replied 8 months ago
Dr. John
Dr. John, Texas Veterinarian
Category: Dog Veterinary
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Hello. Thanks for writing in. My name is***** and I would be happy to help you. I AM NOT SET UP TO MAKE PHONE CALLS AND DO NOT SEND THE REQUESTS, BUT I WOULD BE HAPPY TO ANSWER ANY QUESTIONS YOU HAVE ONLINE. In order to give an informative and concise answer, it may take a few minutes before I respond back to you, so don't be alarmed if you don't hear back immediately. If you have not responded back in 10 minutes, it may be a longer before I can get back to you. I do have a couple more questions, though, to see if I can better assess your situation.

How is her appetite?

How is her activity level?

Has she been seen by her vet yet?

Has she been started on antibiotics?

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
No appetite but will eat if its good , no energy and doesnt want any activity or dogs around her very irritable not seen by a vet but needs antibiotics unless there is an alternative i have clarithramyiasin for people and if there is a small dose of that i can give her that will be safe to give her let me kno ..
Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian replied 8 months ago
Dr. Michael Salkin
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I'll follow up for Dr. John for you. Clarithromycin is of primary interest in treating atypical mycobacterial (e.g., tuberculosis) infections in dogs but it's a macrolide antibiotic that could be of value when addressing the infectious tracheobronchitis complex ("kennel cough") when dosed at 2.5 - 5 mg per pound twice daily for 7-10 days. The adverse effect profile for this antibiotic in dogs isn't well described but it appears to be relatively well tolerated. Like all orally administered antibiotics, gastrointestinal disturbances are possible - inappetence, vomiting and/or diarrhea. Please respond with further questions or concerns if you wish.

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