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I just got a lab/pointer 2 year old from Rescue and he's got…

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I just got a lab/pointer 2 year old from Rescue and he's got LTB without the bronchitis, no nasal discharge, no productive cough. Took him to the vet the other day who confirmed he probably has viral LTB. No fever, normal activity, normal eating. I'm a family doctor so familiar with meds. How much dextromethorophan can I give him?

Veterinarian's Assistant: I'll do all I can to help. Coughing can be worrying. The Expert will know what you should do. What is the lab's name and age?

Guiness, 1.5- 2years old. Spent about a week at animal Rescue.

Veterinarian's Assistant: How old is Guiness?

1.5-2 years old

Veterinarian's Assistant: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Guiness?

Nope. Has all his shots, too. He weighs 36 pounds

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There are some home remedies that you likely know about that can help reduce the cough and give relief

1.) The steam of the shower when the cough is severe or constant

2.) A little honey three times daily can help soothe the lungs

3.) If you have a humidifier or nebulizer that would also be wonderful to use in available

4.) Benadryl can help 1 mg/ pound every 8 hours which may cause mild sedation
5.) If absolutely necessary to help with sleeping Robitussin can be administered at 0.4-0.6 ml/kg overnight but I always use with caution because when suppressing a cough if there is phlegm or buildup and lead to bronchitis or even pneumonia if the material is not coughed up so this is not something I tend to administer. CLICK HERE for more information on this in pets which lists a higher dose but I tend to be more conservative with this off label use

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