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    Default Kennel Cough

    I think my pup may have Kennel Cough.
    A few dogs in her dog group have it.

    She isn't really coughing or 'honking' much but she's sneezing a lot, her nose is sort of runny and her throat is inflamed.
    Does this sound like Kennel Cough?

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    yes.

    best to keep her away from other dogs for a couple of weeks. It's always best to keep your dog away from any other that is coughing - especially after a bit of a run.

    The coughing and etc often gets worse if the dog runs around a lot.

    They can get it even if they are vaccinated.

    You might want to check with the vet.

    There are a few other things it could be like allergies or something she ate - that might be treated with anti histamine - which is usually cheap and easy apart from the vet visit.

    If it gets any worse - straight to the vet.

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    thanks

    I just spoke to my cousin whom is a Vet Nurse and she claims it probably isn't because she isn't coughing much, but I have her booked in for a check-up at a vet tomorrow anyway.

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    Hi
    I live in Perth and I am positive that my dog has kennel cough and am just waiting for the vet to come to the house (yes my vet lives up the road so I'm lucky) and my dog has a hacking cough almost as if he is going to vomit as well. Otherwise he seems healthy, he's eating and drinking well and is just as mischievious as ever. My vet said that kennel cough is rampant at the moment. "I'm not happy Jan" cos my puppy is 4 months old and has not been out and about for long and have no idea where he picked it up from

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    RakshaWw' - As others have said – yes - your pup more than likely has kennel cough.

    I use - Manuka Honey – with a grading of 10 or higher to soothe poor sore throats:

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    Make sure your pup does not run around like a mad thing – and check what is coming out from the nose and if anything is coughed up. Any change in colour – off to the vet !

    Hopefully this is just a mild form – because of vaccinations – but still try and keep your pup quiet !

    P.S. I just read that you are going to the vet in the morning - Good Luck !

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    my puppy is 4 months old and has not been out and about for long and have no idea where he picked it up from
    It has about a 2 week incubation period - ie any dogs he's seen or been near or sniffed where they sniffed (including people's clothing - remember the horse flu was spread that way), can pass it on.

    Vaccinated dogs (remember the vaccination takes about 10 days to be effective) can still get it or a mutation of it, but it's usually less severe. The amount of coughing - isn't much of an indicator. A little bit of coughing but fairly often (annoyingly often but not all the time) can be it. Tho it's usually (but not always) worse after exercise. If it goes away after 10 days - it was probably that. Treatment may help. It's a bit like what they tell people with colds - the treatment is about the same if you see a doctor or not eg go lie down and sleep lots and drink lots of fluids and rest...

    Some dogs with poor immune systems are worse affected and may need more intervention from the vet. But even tho it doesn't usually kill (unlike Parvo and distemper) it's still something worth keeping to yourself and not sharing around. Eg if you think it's that - warn the vet and don't go into the common waiting room.

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    'RakshaWw' - How is your pup going today ? Did you go to the vet ?

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    She seems to be doing better today, she's still sneezing a lot but not coughing much. I took her to the vet and they confirmed it was kennel cough but didn't give me any medications as they said nothing will do much at this stage

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    Good stuff !

    Just keep an eye on her - try and keep her reasonably quiet - and as soon as you see a change in colour of what she is sneezing out - then back to the vet.

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