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Daschund is almost 18 and sometimes breathes like he just…

Daschund is almost 18...

Daschund is almost 18 and sometimes breathes like he just ran around a few blocks, and when he sleeps has awheezy snore

Veterinarian's Assistant: I'll do all I can to help. Could be a lot of things that cause lethargy. The Expert will know how to help the dog. What is the dog's name?

Copper

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He's just about 18, overall good health. Just had checkup and shots gets said good for an oldie

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3/15/2018
Ann M.
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Hi there and thank you for your question. My name is ***** ***** I am a licensed, internship-trained veterinarian with 12 years experience in general medicine and emergency and critical care medicine and I would be happy to assist you. Please be patient as there may be slight delays in responses as I research your pet's issue and as I am typing out a response.

How long have you noticed these breathing issues? Any coughing or gagging? Appetite normal?

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Customer reply replied 6 months ago
For the past couple weeks,and yes gagging which seems sometimes on nothing. He,is eating well. Water and dry in his bowls all day. But then gets little wet and dry for lunch time and dinner time. Then few snacks in nite time

WHen was his vet checkup?

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Customer reply replied 6 months ago
Just at vet 2 weeks ago

Ah-ha!

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Sounds like your dog picked up kennel cough while at the vet. This is not uncommon, especially in older dogs, even when vaccinated for it.

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Customer reply replied 6 months ago
14lbs, anal sax cleaned nails trimmed and the shots

I would call your vet and say that you suspect kennel cough and get back in there for some antibiotics and cough suppressants.

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It's like when an old person goes to the hospital for hip replacement and comes home with pneumonia... lots of germs in vet clinics.

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Customer reply replied 6 months ago
Geesh. Will do thanks for your help

You can give 1/2 teaspoon of Robitussin DM every 6 hours until you can get in to see your vet for antibiotics. Good luck!

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