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27th April 2009, 11:52 PM
Hi, Was wondering if anyone has dealt with your cavalier coughing. :( Riley, my 2 1/2 yr. male B&T started coughing about 1 week ago. It is a dry cough. He seems fine in every other way, except for his ortho issues. It is allergy season here now and all of the flora is popping this week. Could it be allergies? Any ideas are welcome.
Pat & Riley New Jersey

28th April 2009, 12:00 AM
The best idea would be to get to your vet. :) A cough could be a minor issue or an indication of something more serious. Impossible to tell without having your vet have a look. You'd want to eliminate the bigger possibilities (like heart problems) though these are very unlikely. I'd guess he may possibly have kennel cough -- highly contagious and easily spread amongst dogs -- in which case it would be a good idea to see if you need to get antibiotics to address it. Maybe allergies... but really, your vet needs to check this out and advise.

28th April 2009, 12:31 AM
Hi thanks for your response. I looked up Kennel cough but he has not been around other dogs at all . I think the safe thing will be to take him in if it continues. Seems somewhat coincidetal with all of the pollen flying but don't think he has allergies. I know it's hard and not good to speculate. Pat & Riley

Love my Cavaliers
28th April 2009, 02:04 AM
My Riley had a cough for about a week two years ago when she swallowed a very large cicada. It really irritated her throat. The vet said it kind of sounded like kennel cough and put her on antibiotics just to be sure, but I am 100% positive it was the huge bug. Maybe your Riley got into something similar. Always a good idea to get it checked out though.

28th April 2009, 02:46 AM
Hi Bev, Your Riley and my Riley could be twins.;) So cute!!! He has been outside alot with me recently and it just started a few days ago. He seems ok after he coughs so maybe an irritation like you say. I will watch him for another day or 2. It seemed to come out of nowhere. It;s always something!!!! Hugs to Riley and all from me and Riley:D