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DateAug 4, 2021
CategoryKennel Cough
Pet TypeDog
TopicKennel cough
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Question:

What can I use at home remedies for kennel cough

Answer:

With kennel cough, if they are eating and have relatively normal energy levels, we don't treat them with anything - just let their body heal on its own. If the coughing goes on for a long time and becomes non-productive (dry, not coughing anything up), here is a link to our article about treating kennel cough with many treatment options, both over-the-counter and prescription: https://www.1800petmeds.com/education/kennel-cough-treatment-dog-cat-44.html

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DateJul 30, 2021
CategoryKennel Cough
Pet TypeDog
TopicVaccination
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Question:

If my dogs have been exposed to kennel cough, would it be better to vaccinate asap or wait to see if they show any symptoms?

Answer:

A vaccine dose not treat disease - it prevents it, so no, don't vaccinate until you know your dog is healthy.

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DateJul 22, 2021
CategoryKennel Cough
Pet Typenull
TopicWhat should I do
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What do I do if I think my dog may have kennel cough

Answer:

With kennel cough, if they are eating and have relatively normal energy levels, we don't treat them with anything - just let their body heal on its own. If the coughing goes on for a long time and becomes non-productive (dry, not coughing anything up), here is a link to our article about treating kennel cough with many treatment options, both over-the-counter and prescription: https://www.1800petmeds.com/education/kennel-cough-treatment-dog-cat-44.html

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DateJul 3, 2021
CategoryKennel Cough
Pet Typenull
TopicCan I get a prescription for kennel cough
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Question:

We have three dogs two got picked up by the pound a few days ago had spend a pretty penny to get them out and ever since they have had a horrible cough is there anyway to get treatment for this without having to pay to go to the vet we just don't have the money I know it's kennel cough

Answer:

With kennel cough, if they are eating and have relatively normal energy levels, we don't treat them with anything - just let their body heal on its own. If the coughing goes on for a long time and becomes non-productive (dry, not coughing anything up), here is a link to our article about treating kennel cough with many treatment options, both over-the-counter and prescription: https://www.1800petmeds.com/education/kennel-cough-treatment-dog-cat-44.html

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DateApr 5, 2021
CategoryKennel Cough
Pet Typenull
Topic3 mnth old german shephard puppy
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Question:

He has a dry, unproductive cough all day/ night but still is alert and eating. Is there something I should/ could give him to ease his coughing and discomfort

Answer:

They will cough for many different reasons ao see your veterinarian if it doesn't improve quickly for a definitive diagnosis. At his age kennel cough is most common. With kennel cough, if they are eating and have relatively normal energy levels, we don't treat them with anything - just let their body heal on its own. If the coughing goes on for a long time and becomes non-productive (dry, not coughing anything up), here is a link to our article about treating kennel cough with many treatment options, both over-the-counter and prescription: https://www.1800petmeds.com/education/kennel-cough-treatment-dog-cat-44.html

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DateApr 4, 2021
CategoryKennel Cough
Pet Typenull
TopicKennel cough
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Question:

What can I give my 8 nth old Alaskan klee kai for kennel cough do I need a veterinarian's prescription for antibiotics

Answer:

With kennel cough, if they are eating and have relatively normal energy levels, we don't treat them with anything - just let their body heal on its own. If the coughing goes on for a long time and becomes non-productive (dry, not coughing anything up), here is a link to our article about treating kennel cough with many treatment options, both over-the-counter and prescription: https://www.1800petmeds.com/education/kennel-cough-treatment-dog-cat-44.html

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DateMar 24, 2021
CategoryKennel Cough
Pet Typenull
TopicKennel cough and Giardia
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Puppy was prescribed doxycycline for kennel cough, taken for 5 days. Now she has giardia as well and prescribed metronidazole and albon liquid. Can al be taken together or should I stop doxycycline?

Answer:

There is no adverse interaction between any of those - they can be given together.

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DateMar 9, 2021
CategoryKennel Cough
Pet Typenull
TopicKennel cough
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Question:

How long should I wait out kennel cough before I take my puppy to the vet ?

Answer:

With kennel cough, if they are eating and have relatively normal energy levels, we don't treat them with anything - just let their body heal on its own. If the coughing goes on for a long time and becomes non-productive (dry, not coughing anything up) that is when it's a good idea to see your veterinarian or if the pup acts mopey or stops eating. Here is a link to our article about treating kennel cough with many treatment options, both over-the-counter and prescription: https://www.1800petmeds.com/education/kennel-cough-treatment-dog-cat-44.html

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DateFeb 7, 2021
CategoryKennel Cough
Pet Typenull
TopicAntibiotics
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Question:

Can amoxicillin be given to dogs with kennel cough?

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Yes, but they will often improve on their own without needing to take antibiotics.

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DateFeb 4, 2021
CategoryKennel Cough
Pet Typenull
TopicWorried
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Question:

Can I give my dog sore throat spray to help with kennel cough? Or benadryl in pill form if I put it in cheese or something?

Answer:

No on the spray - yes with the benadryl BUT it won't help much because kennel cough is a bacterial infection, not an allergy. Here is a link to our article about kennel cough, with various treatment options, both prescription and over-the-counter: https://www.1800petmeds.com/education/kennel-cough-dog-cat-44.html

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DateJan 18, 2021
CategoryKennel Cough
Pet Typenull
TopicAdvice
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What medication will I need for my dogs Kennel cough?

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Dogs will cough for many reasons (heartworms, sensitive trachea, kennel cough and other infectious reasons, bronchitis, heart failure, cancer, etc etc).While coughing may be self-limiting in some cases, in other cases coughing may become severe or chronic and require veterinary evaluation and exam. Stool testing for parasites and chest x rays may be indicated. Blood work is also necessary in some cases, as well as to test for heartworm disease in dogs and cats. Here is a link to our article about coughing, other potential causes and various treatment options, both over-the-counter and prescription: https://www.1800petmeds.com/education/common-causes-coughing-pet-54.htm

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DateJan 16, 2021
CategoryKennel Cough
Pet Typenull
TopicMeds
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My vet prescribed Guaf 100mg/Dextro 10 mg for my puppies cough. Is it safe to supplement this with Homeopet cough?

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Yes, there is no adverse interaction between those 2 medications.

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DateNov 23, 2020
CategoryKennel Cough
Pet Typenull
TopicHow to cure an kennel cough
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Question:

My dog has kennel cough and I don’t know how to help him. What should I do?

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There are many causes of coughing, so be sure it is kennel cough. With kennel cough, if they are eating and have relatively normal energy levels, we don't treat them with anything - just let their body heal on its own. If the coughing goes on for a long time and becomes non-productive (dry, not coughing anything up), here is a link to our article about treating kennel cough with many treatment options, both over-the-counter and prescription: https://www.1800petmeds.com/education/kennel-cough-treatment-dog-cat-44.html

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DateAug 29, 2020
CategoryKennel Cough
Pet Typenull
TopicDosage
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Question:

The article from this site said childrens musinex should help with the coughing but doesn't say how much i have a standard sized elderly schnauzer

Answer:

The active ingredient should only be Guaifenesin. The dose for dogs of this product is 20mg/lb (or 44mg/kg) given twice daily. Keep in mind that you never want to suppress a productive cough or you can cause pneumonia - they often need to cough up what is making them cough. Add to that, they cough from MANY differnt reasons (heart failure, allergic bronchitic, heartworms, etc etc.) so if it continues or worsens, see your veterinarian.

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DateJul 21, 2020
CategoryKennel Cough
Pet Typenull
TopicMy dog And groundhog
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Question:

My dog ran down a groundhog and kill it. Should I be concerned?

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If s/he is well vaccinated for Rabies and didn't sustain a puncture wound, they are usually fine.

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