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she has had a bit of a cough for a few days plus runny nose but nothing too bad. My office is next to her room, the Longcase just chimed downstairs and obv disturbed her a bit and she moved and suddenly barked really badly (has not woken her) Should I wake her up for some cough medicine? Is barking normal? She sounded very odd
Yes it did sound a bit croupy, my brother used to have it when he was little and I remember the noise. It was just a one off though I think and he used to bark for hours. Hadn't thought of that, thanks.
Sounds like croup, esp if she has had a cold recently. Mine has it too and the recent change in weather doesn't help (spring and autumn are "croup" seasons). Cough medicine doesn't really help, other than leaving them dozy. If it gets bad then either let her inhale some steam (sit with her in bathroom with hot shower running) or take her outside. If she gets very distressed, or doesn't seem to be breathing properly at all then call the doctor, but usually they get over croup easily enough. The barking is a bit odd though isn't it? Ds1 always complains about ds2 "barking".