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He just started a dry hacking cough. Jasper 1.5yrs old. He's…

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He just started a dry hacking cough.

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 and age?

Jasper 1.5yrs old.

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

He's up to date on all his shots, eating, drinking and behaving normally.

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3/7/2018
Veterinarian101
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Hello, I'm Dr. Luke and I would be happy to help you with your question. I am so sorry about your pet. I have over 19 years of experience as a veterinarian and I'd like to help. Are you available to discuss this situation online at this time? (if you get a phone call prompt from the system, please disregard as I am unable to do a phone call at this time).

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How long has he been coughing?

Has he mixed with other dogs recently?

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Customer reply replied 5 months ago
Started this evening. I take him to the park a couple times a week

Ok. Given he is still eating ok and behaving normally and having mixed with other dogs -It does sound like it may be kennel or canine cough.

This is one of the things we vaccinate against but the vaccine does not provide 100% immunity and so they can still get it but not as severely as if they where vaccinated.

Often the coughing is quite severe and as long as they continue to be bright and happy and eat ok then you can try some Benadryl cough syrup to help the cough. What does he weigh and I'll get a dose for you?

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Customer reply replied 5 months ago
14.5 lbs

Ok.

You need to get some Benadryl (diphenhydramine containing only don't use the combo products as they can be toxic) at 1mg to 2mg per pound or one 25mg capsule orally every 8 hours (or three times a day) for 3 days ONLY.

If the cough is not improving in this time, or worsens or your dog becomes quiet or stops eating then you ill need to visit your local vet.

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Customer reply replied 5 months ago
Ok thank you for all your help!

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