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Old 01-02-2016, 05:05 AM
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Kennel cough questions

We got our puppy Reno 3 weeks ago, and I took him to the vet, where he got a clean bill of health. He finished up his vaccines, and they gave him a bordatella vaccine. 6 days later, he was coughing teal bad, and coughing up white mucus. I took him back to the vet, but of course he didn't cough once, and they said I could give him half a Benadryl, maybe it was allergies. 2 days later, he was coughing and hacking stuff up more, so I took him back. This time he did do it in front of the vet. He has no other symptoms, and only really seems to cough when he is sleeping. He was given an antibiotic injection, and a cough suppressant.

A couple days later he seemed better, only occasional coughing spells at night. But in the last couple days, he has started coughing hard again, and coughing up the mucus again. He has no fever, has a healthy appetite, is gaining weight, and plays hard. Should I bring him back to the vet? Or does it take this long to go away.

I also can't help but wonder if it's my fault he got kennel cough, since I told them to go ahead and give him the bordatella vaccine. I thought I was doing what was best for him.
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Old 01-02-2016, 10:20 AM
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Coughs can take a while to go away. I would call the vet but not bring him back in. If it is allergies then it may last a while. My dog has the worst drippy nose in spring. Since she's a rescue, and she was in doggy daycare when younger it's been noted and checked my multiple vets. Benedryl dosn't seem to help much, if at all.

While I'm very cautious about vaccines and tend to do the bare minimum, I don't think that this came from the vaccine. Rather, it probably came from the dog going to the vet, eve with vigilant cleaning those places can be dripping with germs...and dogs lick everything.
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Doesn't sound like kennel cough. When Samantha had it, she was running a fever, her nose constantly had discharges, and she coughed, not occasionally, but virtually all night constantly. This was when we first brought her home from the shelter, and believe me, we keep her current on her bordatella vaccine. Do not want to see her go through that again, ever.
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Well, I called the vet, and they told me to bring him right in. Since he has been in 3 times for the same problem, they did an X-ray. He has bronchitis. He is on oral antibiotics for 7 days. He has gained weight, and doesn't act sick at all except for the cough. She didn't see anything else that would be causing him to cough, but said the X-ray would be sent to the radiologist to be sure.
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Well, I called the vet, and they told me to bring him right in. Since he has been in 3 times for the same problem, they did an X-ray. He has bronchitis. He is on oral antibiotics for 7 days. He has gained weight, and doesn't act sick at all except for the cough. She didn't see anything else that would be causing him to cough, but said the X-ray would be sent to the radiologist to be sure.
Glad there's a diagnosis. Also be worth video any future problems in case he fine at vets then got something to go by to help you all out
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