He has a runny nose and sneezing. He is a Small breed dog. Shicon (Bichon/Shitzu mix. He is still drinking, eating but

Expert's Assistant chatimg
Customer: He has a runny nose and sneezing
JA: I'll do all I can to help. What type of animal are we talking about?
Customer: He is a Small breed dog. Shicon (Bichon/Shitzu mix
JA: Has the dog been eating and drinking normally? Have you taken his temperature?
Customer: he is still drinking, eating but not as much as he normally does. I don’t have a thermometer to check his temperature
JA: When did this congestion start? Has the dog been licking or scratching his skin as well?
Customer: no licking or scratching. Yesterday
JA: And what's the dog's name and age?
Customer: Yogi and he is 7.5 months
JA: Is there anything else the Vet should know before I connect you? Rest assured that they'll be able to help you.
Customer: no
Answered by Dr. Michael Salkin in 1 min 1 year ago
imglogo
Dr. Michael Salkin
48+ years of experience
logo

124,444 satisfied customers

Specialities include: Dog Veterinary, Dog Medicine, Dog Diseases, Small Animal Veterinary

Dr. Michael Salkin is typing. Please be patient.

I'm sorry to hear about this with Yogi. It appears that he is suffering from the canine infectious respiratory disease complex ("kennel cough"), particularly if he had associated with other dogs within 3-10 days, the incubation period for that complex. In most cases, these dogs will go into remission within 1-3 weeks unaided and so I rarely treat them with antibiotics. If they worsen instead of improving in the week following the onset of their symptoms*, your vet can prescribe one of the antibiotics of choice - doxycycline or amoxicillin/clavulanate. If coughing arises, the vet might also send home a narcotic cough suppressant. It's best to avoid over the counter cough suppressants which usually contain dextromethorphan and alcohol - neither of which are recommended in dogs due to lack of efficacy and toxicity at higher doses. You're likely to find that a teaspoon/tablespoon (small/big dog) of honey every few hours will be more helpful in controlling coughing.

*Worsening can also indicate the less common canine influenza which is more likely to progress into pneumonia than does this complex.

Please respond with further questions or concerns if you wish.

Customer
Thank you

You're quite welcome. I can't set a follow up in this venue and so please return to our conversation with an update at your convenience.

Read less
unlike
0 Likes
logoBack
logologo
Dr. Michael Salkin
logo
logo
124,444 satisfied customers
logo
48+ years of experience
imglogo
Dr. Michael Salkin
+ years of experience
logo

124444 satisfied customers

Ellen

Ellen

Licensed veterinarians

31,131 satisfied customers

Pearl avatar
Pearl Wilson, Veterinarian's Assistant
116 Veterinarians are online right now.
Related Veterinary Questions
He has a very runny nose, sneezing, reverse sneezing and a
10.3.2022
img
Liz, DVM
Medical Director/ Veterinarian
363 Satisfied Customers
She is 6 weeks old..and has a runny nose and has been
6.12.2022
img
Alessandro Didiano
Pet Specialist
426 Satisfied Customers
Puppy has a snotty nose in one nostril. She has been eating
5.9.2022
img
AutumnC33
Emergency Veterinarian
305 Satisfied Customers
He has a stuffy nose and has been sneezing! Dog! Eating and
4.18.2022
img
Dr. Adamson
Veterinarian
705 Satisfied Customers
He has a cold it seems. Runny and stuffed nose. He's
1.18.2022
img
A. Ingram, DVM
Pet Specialist
194 Satisfied Customers
How it works
logoAsk for help, 24/7
Ask for help, 24/7
Members enjoy round-the-clock access to 12,000+ verified Experts, including doctors, lawyers, tech support, mechanics, vets, home repair pros, more.
logoExpert will respond in minutes
Expert will respond in minutes
After you reach out, we match you with an Expert who specializes in your situation. Talk, text, chat, whichever you prefer.
logoSave time & money
Save time & money
No scheduling hassles, missing time from work, or expensive consults.
A JustAnswer membership can save you significant time and money each month.
Sarahesq and 87 other Veterinarian specialists are ready to help you.
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.
Why you’ll love JustAnswer
JustAnswer is the best way to get expertise on-demand from doctors, lawyers, vets, mechanics and more. Since 2003, we’ve helped more than 9 million people in 196 countries and have an A+ rating with BBB and a 9.6/10 rating with TrustPilot.
Highly rated, verified Experts
We pride ourselves in our 8-step verification process including license and credential checks. Vetted by us and rated by customers, like you.
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.
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.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal ...leave nothing to chance.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
JustAnswer, Professional Services  General, San Francisco, CA
Google reviews
TrustPilot Reviews