The boys caught kennel cough at the vet

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  1. Fran27

    Fran27 New Member

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    Yup... We boarded them at our vet for 10 days and they both came back coughing... and they are vaccinated for bordetalla :rolleyes: It's better now after a week but they still cough occasionally...

    Crazy eh?
     
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    Buddy'sParents *Finding My Inner Fila*

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    Crappy! Hope they get over it soon.
     
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    Aw, that sucks. I had a foster puppy with kennel cough, and I finally had to give her meds just so I could sleep.

    Of all the dogs I've known who had kennel cough, at least half had been vaccinated for it.
     
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    let me know if they get nasal mucus..i am curious now. Of all the kennel cough i have seen and that is a few not counting Bronki's twice episode (and he was protected supposedly the last time) i never saw this that someone else posted theirs did on antother thread.
     
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    No they just spit bile mostly.
     
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    Man, Hope they get better soon.
     
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    A super bummer, but not so weird. Sickly dogs always come into veterinary facilities (obviously), and the kennel cough vaccines only cover a small portion of the different strains.
    Teeny had kennel cough last summer . . . maybe fall, can't remember. Either way, she had been vaccinated for it. My other dog, who she shares a water bowl with and who's mouth she licks incessantly (and no I didn't separate them during the week she was sick), and who ISN'T vaccinated for it never developed it.

    It's like a cold. It happens. I gave Robitussin gel tabs twice a day for 5 days, and gave slippery elm three times a day for 10. But within 7 days it was gone.
     

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