Dog Veterinary

Ask a dog vet and get answers to your dog health questions

Ask a Dog Veterinarian,
Get an Answer ASAP!

I have been raising akc champion line pugs for 31 years

Customer Question
Hello Doctor. I...

Hello Doctor. I have been raising akc champion line pugs for 31 years without the typical health issues of pugs. I have never had kennel cough affect my pugs.

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 dog's name?

I have 5 pug puppies at 7 weeks old and I believe its spreading. What can i do treatment wise to rid my 16 pugs from getting sick?

Veterinarian's Assistant: I'll do all I can to help. Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about your dog?

They have already been immunized with the 5 in 1 puppy vaccine

Submitted: 4 months ago.Category: Dog Veterinary
Show More
Show Less
Ask Your Own Dog Veterinary Question
Answered in 18 minutes by:
4/6/2018
Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian replied 4 months ago
Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian
Category: Dog Veterinary
Satisfied Customers: 35,532
Experience: University of California at Davis graduate veterinarian with 45 years of experience
Verified

You're speaking to Dr. Michael Salkin. Welcome to JustAnswer. I'm currently typing up my reply. Please be patient. This may take a few minutes.

Ask Your Own Dog Veterinary Question
Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian replied 4 months ago

I'm sorry to hear of this with your pugs (puglettes?). To answer you directly, if the infectious tracheobronchitis complex ("kennel cough") is present, everybody has already been exposed and will either remain asymptomatic, become clinically ill, or become carriers. The 5 in 1 doesn't protect against this infection. A separate vaccine is available and is partially protective and so you might entertain giving all of your asymptomatic dogs this vaccine at this time. There is no other preventative although symptomatic dogs might be treated with one of the antibiotics of choice - doxycycline or amoxicillin/clavulanate. I generally reserve such treatment, however, for those dogs who don't improve nicely within the initial 10 days from the onset of their clinical signs. Coughing can be addressed with honey dosed at a teaspoon every few hours. Over the counter cough suppressants usually contain dextromethorphan which isn't recommended due to lack of efficacy and toxicity at higher doses. Please respond with further questions or concerns if you wish.

Ask Your Own Dog Veterinary Question
Was this answer helpful?

How JustAnswer works

step-image
Describe your issueThe assistant will guide you
step-image
Chat 1:1 with a dog veterinarianLicensed Experts are available 24/7
step-image
100% satisfaction guaranteeGet all the answers you need
Ask Dr. Michael Salkin Your Own Question
Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian
Category: Dog Veterinary
Satisfied Customers: 35,532
35,532 Satisfied Customers
Experience: University of California at Davis graduate veterinarian with 45 years of experience

Dr. Michael Salkin is online now

A new question is answered every 9 seconds

How JustAnswer works:

  • Ask an ExpertExperts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional AnswerVia email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site. Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction GuaranteeRate the answer you receive.

JustAnswer in the News:

Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.

What Customers are Saying:

It was so professional, so personally concerned (as we were) and you answered all of our questions. George and I are so happy that I found "JustAnswer" on my Google search -- you are now in my "Favorites" list! And, yes we do love our kitty - she makes our life complete!

Bev & GeorgeBoca Raton, FL

Wonderful service, prompt, efficient, and accurate. Couldn't have asked for more. I cannot thank you enough for your help.

Mary C.Freshfield, Liverpool, UK

This expert is wonderful. They truly know what they are talking about, and they actually care about you. They really helped put my nerves at ease. Thank you so much!!!!

AlexLos Angeles, CA

Thank you for all your help. It is nice to know that this service is here for people like myself, who need answers fast and are not sure who to consult.

GPHesperia, CA

I couldn't be more satisfied! This is the site I will always come to when I need a second opinion.

JustinKernersville, NC

Just let me say that this encounter has been entirely professional and most helpful. I liked that I could ask additional questions and get answered in a very short turn around.

EstherWoodstock, NY

Thank you so much for taking your time and knowledge to support my concerns. Not only did you answer my questions, you even took it a step further with replying with more pertinent information I needed to know.

RobinElkton, Maryland

< Previous | Next >

Meet the Experts:

Dr. Debbie

Dr. Debbie

Dog Veterinarian

904 satisfied customers

Companion animal veterinarian practicing for over 10 years.

Dr. Andy

Dr. Andy

Medical Director

16,499 satisfied customers

UC Davis graduate, emphasis in dermatology, internal medicine, pain management

Dr Scott Nimmo

Dr Scott Nimmo

Dog Veterinarian

10,818 satisfied customers

BVMS, MRCVS. { Glasgow UK }

Dr. Gary

Dr. Gary

Dog Veterinarian

10,089 satisfied customers

DVM, Emergency Veterinarian, BS (Physiology)

Dr. Bruce

Dr. Bruce

Veterinarian

9,808 satisfied customers

15 years of experience as a small animal veterinarian

Dr. Scott

Dr. Scott

Veterinarian

9,615 satisfied customers

15 years of small animal, equine and pocket pet medicine and surgery.

Rebecca

Rebecca

Dog Veterinarian

8,947 satisfied customers

More than 30 years of companion animal practice.

< Previous | Next >

Related Dog Veterinary Questions
I adopted a puppy two weeks ago and I think he must have had
I adopted a puppy two weeks ago and I think he must have had kennel cough because my other dog started coughing about one week ago. Now, the puppy is coughing. I'm treating with Robitussin DM and hone… read more
Dr. Kara
Dr. Kara
Doctoral Degree
5,415 satisfied customers
My 110lb choc, lab 7 yrs old become ill with AutoAmmune
my 110lb choc, lab 7 yrs old become ill with AutoAmmune Disease where the white blood cells attack the red. He pulled thru with 3 blood transfusions and nasty meds. The doctor at the er told me that h… read more
Dr. Rachel
Dr. Rachel
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
1,095 satisfied customers
My Dachshund puppy received his first parvovirus vaccine on
Hello, My Dachshund puppy received his first parvovirus vaccine on its 7 weeks old. How often after this do I need to get it vaccinated and for what other sickness?… read more
Dr. Meghan Denney
Dr. Meghan Denney
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine
1,983 satisfied customers
Our dog has kennel cough and started antibiotics today. This
Our dog has kennel cough and started antibiotics today. This is bad timing because we just brought home an 8 week old puppy. The good news, is that we literally just got home when we noticed the other… read more
Emily Bemrose
Emily Bemrose
Intern - Internal Medicine Specialty
DVM
8 satisfied customers
My new Golden Retriever puppy is 16 weeks old. She has
My new Golden Retriever puppy is 16 weeks old. She has received the Neo par at 5 and 7 weeks, the Neo Vac at 7 week, Bordetella at 4 weeks and Bronchicine at 6 weeks. She was wormed with panacur x5, a… read more
Dr. Kara
Dr. Kara
Doctoral Degree
5,415 satisfied customers
I rescued a 6 month old puppy from the animal shelter. They
I rescued a 6 month old puppy from the animal shelter. They said that she had kennel cough and had been on Doxycyclene for 8 days and would be fine to take her home around my other dog who is 5. She i… read more
Dr. G.
Dr. G.
Veterinarian
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
1,734 satisfied customers
My seven year old female boxer, Stella, recently spent two
My seven year old female boxer, Stella, recently spent two nights and three days in a popular and reputable kennel. It is required that all pets be vaccinated including the bordetella vaccine, which w… read more
Dr. Kara
Dr. Kara
Doctoral Degree
5,415 satisfied customers
Vetdeb ONLY, dog Veterinarian 1. I have two vets; one is
Vetdeb ONLY, dog Veterinarian 1. I have two vets; one is Holistic Vet and the other isn't. The Holistic Vet states the worst outcome of not taking Bordetella for a 14 month old dog is a cough; which c… read more
Dr. Deb
Dr. Deb
Associate Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
569 satisfied customers
Rebeccavet dog Veterinarian only 1. I have two vets; one is
Rebeccavet dog Veterinarian only 1. I have two vets; one is Holistic Vet and the other isn't. The Holistic Vet states the worst outcome of not taking Bordetella for a 14 month old dog is a cough; whic… read more
Rebecca
Rebecca
Dog Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
8,947 satisfied customers
Is it possible for a dog who is currently vaccinated against
Is it possible for a dog who is currently vaccinated against kennel cough to 1 - Come down with kennel cough and 2 - Be a carrier of kennel cough and become reinfected again after boarding?… read more
Dr. Loretta
Dr. Loretta
Large and small animal Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
22,387 satisfied customers
I have a litter of 7 beagle pups born 7/11/2010 and I am pretty
I have a litter of 7 beagle pups born 7/11/2010 and I am pretty sure they have developed Kennel cough. The Runt started 1st with coughing and Phelem from her nose. I have these antibodies on hand Amox… read more
Steve O.
Steve O.
Practicing Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
3,640 satisfied customers
we just picked up a terrier chuyaya and cocker spaniel we were
we just picked up a terrier chuyaya and cocker spaniel we were told she was 8 weeks but in fact she is 11 weeks and has had no shots, what do we need to do for shots right away… read more
Dr. Christian K.
Dr. Christian K.
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
7,725 satisfied customers
My dog seems to get kennel cough about 50% of the time she
My dog seems to get kennel cough about 50% of the time she is boarded despite being immunized with the vaccine. This time her cough has developed what sounds like a stuffed up nasal cavity, and she st… read more
Dr. Scott
Dr. Scott
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
9,615 satisfied customers
dog: cough..Momma..were started on antibiotics on tues, 3/23..shelter
I took in a foster dog & her six pups on Fri, 3/19. Over the weekend, I noticed most of them having a cough. Momma & six pups were started on antibiotics on Tues, 3/23, when the shelter vet was availa… read more
Dr. BJ Hughes
Dr. BJ Hughes
Veterinarian
Post-Doctoral Degree
4,674 satisfied customers
dog: in our care recieve the normal 1st vaccination
Hi, i work for a dog rescue centre. Dogs in our care recieve the normal 1st vaccination and Kennel cough vaccination on the same day. They get DHPPI, Kennel cough and PI. We are still getting quite a … read more
Dr. Jo
Dr. Jo
Associate Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
95 satisfied customers
pug: my 4 year..kennel cough..came home..distress, no fever..energy
I believe my 4 year old pug has kennel cough. She just got out of being in a kennel for 7 days and came home with a very dry hoarse sounding cough. She has no other signs of distress, no fever and her… read more
Dr. Scott
Dr. Scott
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
9,615 satisfied customers
We own a boarding kennel (4 Years). Have three dogs with (probably)
We own a boarding kennel (4 Years). Have three dogs with (probably) kennel cough. Know it is airbourne viral. Use Top Performance Kennel Disinfectant and Bleach. Kennel very clean. How long will it st… read more
Dr. Jacobson
Dr. Jacobson
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
78 satisfied customers
My pound puppy is currently 16 weeks old. Huck is a yellow
My pound puppy is currently 16 weeks old. Huck is a yellow lab/hound mix. He received his DHLLP at 8 weeks (May 10). (I received him as a "gift" 4 days later). When I got him (May 14)- I noticed he wa… read more
Dr. Louis Gotthelf
Dr. Louis Gotthelf
Chief Staff Veterinarian
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
772 satisfied customers
Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Show MoreShow Less

Ask Your Question

x