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ellie and charlie
7th November 2006, 10:49 AM
my poor ellie if its not enough recovering from pattela op,looks possible she has kennel cough,at vets at dinner but will no for sure.my other dogs have been the same thought they bad ate toys "again" but soon stopped.but she is gipping and coughing like they were but she seems down in dumps.bless her.any suggestions on some thing to ease cough if it is kennel cough?? :yuk:

Barbara Nixon
7th November 2006, 10:54 AM
Some people recommend huaman cough syrups, but i wouldn't give it without my vet's agreement.

Does your vet know you are going in with potential kc, because some prefer a special appointment as it's so contagious?

Cathy Moon
7th November 2006, 11:44 AM
Geordie had kennel cough as a pup, and the vet gave us tablets for him. I think we used a vaporizer every night when he was in his crate.

Maxxs_Mummy
7th November 2006, 11:51 AM
Poor Ellie :( I agree with Barbara, make sure the Vets know it's kennel cough before you go. Mine always disinfect floors after a kennel cough patient has been in.

When my GSD had kennel cough nothing was working for her so the Vet said to get Benylin chesty original and he worked out how much to give her. I'd never do this off my own back though, it was a last resort!

Hope your baby is soon better :flwr:

ellie and charlie
7th November 2006, 01:52 PM
yes i phoned this morning they gave me last morning surgery appointment so they can disinfect.yes its kennel cough in all three,he gave us tablets{codine} to ease cough. ellie cause of her op she had he was concered for so he as given a jab plus antibiotics due to he dose not want another infection in body and her leg to reject inplant pins. so just cancelled hydro pool and agility club. so back to sick maid . :sl*p:

arasara
7th November 2006, 02:36 PM
aww I am sorry to hear that. :( I am glad you're getting everything looked after. ;( I've never had any personal experience with kennel cough, but I know of a lot of people whos dogs have rebounded quite quickly.

Good luck and I hope you two are feeling better soon! :flwr:

Cathy T
7th November 2006, 03:34 PM
Sorry to hear this. Jake had kennel cough as a pup and antibiotics definitely cleared it up. Both of mine were "coughy" after their surgeries and after a couple of days it cleared up. Our surgeon said it was the after results of the anesthesia.

sallymum
7th November 2006, 06:17 PM
A neighbour of mines 2 dogs had kennel cough last year. the poor things sounded as if they had smoked 100 cigs a day for the past 20 years. It used to break my heart listening to them, so i can imagine how u r feeling.I think she was giving tablets and told to give them human cough medicine.
good luck at the vets

merlinsmum
7th November 2006, 07:24 PM
Poor Ellie, hope she feels better soon :flwr:

ellie and charlie
18th November 2006, 04:49 PM
think all three dogs are over kennel cough,how long before i can mix them with dogs again??dose any one know.got a dog show in december but ? because ellie goes back in vets for op done dont want to pick it up again,if its possible.

merlinsmum
18th November 2006, 06:36 PM
yes i phoned this morning they gave me last morning surgery appointment so they can disinfect.yes its kennel cough in all three,he gave us tablets{codine} to ease cough. ellie cause of her op she had he was concered for so he as given a jab plus antibiotics due to he dose not want another infection in body and her leg to reject inplant pins. so just cancelled hydro pool and agility club. so back to sick maid . :sl*p:

Watch for the codeine - it works like Immodium, so you may find that she may get constipated......hope she's on the mend soon :flwr:

ellie and charlie
18th November 2006, 08:14 PM
il keep a look out for that,but down to almost nil now.

Maxxs_Mummy
18th November 2006, 08:28 PM
Is she feeling better now? I would get the Vet to check them over before you go entering them into or taking them to any dog shows. Ask the Vets advice, they will know if it has completely cleared or not :thmbsup: