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Old 05-29-2012, 10:05 AM
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She started sneezing a lot with some discharge coming from her nose. The vet did two treatments (not in the same day) of putting her in a nebulizer/vaporizer chamber to help break up the mucus. The antibiotic she's on is called Clavamox. She gets a tiny amount twice a day, and he said to do it for 10 days. The day after I got her we noticed she was running around the house sneezing constantly, and the vet had me stop by his store to pick up a bottle of this and to do the treatment with the vapor on her. She's 100% better with the sneezing and the runny discharge.
OK, you posted just as I posted!

Yes, it sounds like puppy had a bacterial respiratory infection. I'd keep taking it easy with her and continue the meds as directed. Its good she is feeling better, but the full 10 days is needed to make sure the bacteria really is all gone.

The Clavamox may also treat a UTI, but again it may take 10 to 14 days to totally clear it up. Definitely talk with your vet about the squatting with nothing coming out.
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Old 05-29-2012, 10:14 AM
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Her eyes were fine, but she did have some discharge coming out of her nose.

As of today, she's been on the antibiotic for a week and she's completely cleared up as far as any of the symptoms she had before. Her eyes and nose is clear, she's happy and playful, she's not coughing or sneezing, she is eating fine and isn't lethargic. The only indication was the multiple squatting that rose a red flag. If she was still showing signs of the sneezing and runny nose, she would have been back to the vet way before now.

The vet saw her the day after I called about her sneezing with the nose discharge last week and listened to her heart, took her temperature, weighed her, and he said that nothing was in her lugs and she sounded very clear. I could even tell a HUGE difference after her first vaporizer treatment. She got a second one a few days after the first. I've kept a very close eye on her, because I know she's tiny (only about 3lbs) and only 10 weeks old, so we monitor her very closely.

Edit: Baha, you posted again as I did! She's on the meds until Thursday, and we give them to her twice a day, every day. She's so tiny, I don't want to take ANY chances with her. I have a really great traveling vet that has been with Noodles since she was only a few weeks old, so he knows her really well and has been monitoring her progress. I'll see what he things about the possible UTI on Thursday!

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Old 05-29-2012, 10:21 AM
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Sounds like an upper respiratory infection possibly kennel cough. Where did you get her? Was it clean?
I agree that a lot of rest is good right now so not to stress the immune system. Clavamox has been used to treat UTI, but I would still have her checked.
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Sounds like you are doing everything right. She must be so precious! Only 3 pounds! Oh my!

Good luck, and do let us know how she progresses.
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Thanks for all the advice! I'll definitely keep you posted.

She's such a little firecracker... very ferocious. She tells my 70lb Doberman what's up... oy.
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Thanks for all the advice! I'll definitely keep you posted.

She's such a little firecracker... very ferocious. She tells my 70lb Doberman what's up... oy.
Oh Dear! Well if she feels the need to growl and bark at him, she's probably quite frightened, so I'd be looking to make sure you manage the two of them so she feels safe. In general, puppies this age only act aggressive if they are super overwhelmed/scared.
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I'll have to keep an eye on it.. Our Doberman is VERY calm and just lays around squeaking toys when she'll come flying into the family room, jumping around and barking at him. It would make sense, but she doesn't seem scared at all. She's chewed on his paws, face, legs, etc before and we'll intervene before our Doberman tells her that she's hurting him because I don't want him to accidentally hurt him. They play games together and whatnot... What are signs that I should be looking for?
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Here's a few pictures of her and Bentley. I don't have any better ones, but on a normal day to day thing, everything is pretty calm. Sometimes she'll just zoom in, jump up at him and bark.




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Pretty boy...Adorable little girl. Unfortunately sometimes with different size dogs accidents happen. I have to tell my Golden to settle or be easy when she is playing with my Chihuahua. Right now he nows she is a baby and will tolerate a lot. It is when she gets older if she does the same thing he may have a problem or want to really play with her.

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They look pretty comfortable together actually. The run up to him and bark may simply be an invitation to play.

Yes, with different sized dogs and fragile puppies, it is good to have "adult supervision" for a while anyway.
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