Kennel cough

(11 Posts)
newtscamander Thu 28-Jul-16 22:48:21

Dry heaving, like something is caught in throat, runny nose and one glob of mucus coughed up - sound like kennel cough?

Is it always best to go to the vets or do you just ride it out at home, I'm getting conflicting advice.

Thanks

Floralnomad Thu 28-Jul-16 23:17:51

Unless the dog is actually ill I wouldn't go to the vet unless it's not improving after a few days , you can give them baby cough medicine which most seem to like - mine always has tixylix .

MarcoPoloCX Fri 29-Jul-16 05:48:12

I'd ride it out unless the dog is very young or old of frail.
Must dogs with good immunity recover by themselves.

Interesting read.

http://www.dogsnaturallymagazine.com/three-critical-problems-kennel-cough-vaccine/

Shriek Fri 29-Jul-16 17:34:47

another for staying in. so highly infectious so try to avoid getting involved with other ddogs too.

WeAllHaveWings Sat 30-Jul-16 23:25:15

If you do decide to go to vets let them know in advance, it's likely they'll ask you to keep him outside in the car and they'll come out to you.

foreverandalways Sat 30-Jul-16 23:31:26

For goodness sake......contact the vet and follow their instructions...I cannot believe you are actually asking this on here instead of asking the vets!!!!!

newtscamander Sun 31-Jul-16 12:51:02

Alright love, chill.

Said carry on as normal but keep away from being in close confines with other dogs. So long as it's eating and drinking etc then just let it run its course. Very glad I didn't book an appointment and get fleeced.

Adarajames Sun 31-Jul-16 13:06:00

I also use kids cough mixture, and give a high dose vit c as some studies suggest it helps speed recovery

stonecircle Mon 01-Aug-16 14:38:16

Book an appointment and get fleeced? hmm
Odd way of looking at it. Maybe make an appointment for kennel cough vaccination when he/she is better?

SnoopDoggyDogg Mon 01-Aug-16 14:43:45

Some honey is good if your dog will lick it off a spoon. The vaccine is useless, wouldn't bother with it. My dog still caught it after the vaccination and I know of another 3 dogs who had it too and were all vaccinated against it.
A vet I used to walk with in my local park said it's a waste of time too and she doesn't give it to her dogs.

MidLifeCrisis007 Mon 01-Aug-16 15:58:32

Both times I've been to the vet with it (different dogs) he's given them an anti inflammatory injection. That worked with one dog (i.e. eased the symptoms and reduced the inflammation around the neck) but not the other. Time and rest sorted the second!

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