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    I'm doing a happy dance for you too. What a great ending and so happy that Nelson has a forever home. Hope it all goes well. Look forward to some pics.
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    Congratulations Zen and Nelson!!! Fantastic news. Nelson will get all the love and care he deserves

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    thank you all!

    we are currently wondering if the little guy has kennel cough.. altho he isn't actually doing much of what sounds like a cough, so we could be wrong. sounds more like a throat clearing than a cough.. we shall see what happens next i guess. we are just concerned cos of where he has been this past week or so. poor little thing. i want him to be well and happy again, like he was before we took him to that place.
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    AWL allows a free vet check inside two weeks of picking up dog for dealing with problems like Kennel Cough - so you could ask the place about that - if the cost of petrol going there and back doesn't exceed the cost of a local vet check.

    Otherwise, quarantine for at least two weeks. Ie no partying with other dogs for a couple of weeks. And a vet check wouldn't hurt. I forget what the treatment is apart from not letting the dog do zoomies for a while - ie vigorous exercise makes the coughing worse (with Kennel Cough).

    Hooray - you have your dog and it has a fantastic home.

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    the Home gave us a 'disclaimer' (i do understand how it happens in places like that) and the offer of free anti biotics, but after reading up a little, if he looks to be worse than he ought be, we shall just take him to the (not so) local vet, the one that clipped him for us when no one else would touch him that first day. they have our business from now on, unless it's a total emergency and then the closer one would win out of course.

    i have read both yes and no to kennel cough being caught by cats? they do not share bowls, so should be fine.. i think? IF it is KC of course..

    how long do they look pitiful after neutering? when we get down to floor level, he lifts his leg to show us his wound, but there's nothing we can do to make it magically better.. makes me sad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zen View Post
    thank you all!

    we are currently wondering if the little guy has kennel cough.. altho he isn't actually doing much of what sounds like a cough, so we could be wrong. sounds more like a throat clearing than a cough.. we shall see what happens next i guess. we are just concerned cos of where he has been this past week or so. poor little thing. i want him to be well and happy again, like he was before we took him to that place.
    In Kennel Cough...the gagging and/or coughing is often associated with vomiting "bubbly" phlegm up.

    Kennel cough is equivelant to human Bronchitis and can be treated with anti-inflammatory and/or antibiotics.

    If he is "clearing" his throat...I think it is more because of the tubes he had inserted during desexing and they have irritated his throat...just like they do with humans.

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    ahh.. now that makes a great deal of sense, thanks Cleasanta! didn't think of that..

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    Quote Originally Posted by zen View Post
    ahh.. now that makes a great deal of sense, thanks Cleasanta! didn't think of that..
    No problem...glad to help

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    If it is kennel cough, he does not need antiobiotics. It is viral. Viruses do not react to antibiotics. The only time antibiotics are needed for humans or dogs is when an infection is present. It is actually more closely linked to the common cold virus.

    Most dogs recover from kennel cough without any problems and very few require Veterinary treatment. If he goes off his food for more than 2 days, stops drinking water or becomes listless and lethargic then I would take him to the Vet. Otherwise, save your money and time and just monitor him as you would do for yourself if you had a cold.

    As Cleasanta correctly pointed out though, it is possible the clearing of his throat is a consequence of the tracheal tube used during surgery.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Anne View Post
    If it is kennel cough, he does not need antiobiotics. It is viral. Viruses do not react to antibiotics. The only time antibiotics are needed for humans or dogs is when an infection is present. It is actually more closely linked to the common cold virus.

    Most dogs recover from kennel cough without any problems and very few require Veterinary treatment. If he goes off his food for more than 2 days, stops drinking water or becomes listless and lethargic then I would take him to the Vet. Otherwise, save your money and time and just monitor him as you would do for yourself if you had a cold.

    As Cleasanta correctly pointed out though, it is possible the clearing of his throat is a consequence of the tracheal tube used during surgery.
    That is correct...the antibiotics would be used for secondary bacterial infection of the lungs...throat etc
    Last edited by Cleasanta; 12-29-2009 at 08:05 PM.

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