Goodmorning guys! This is the best site ever! I have been looking for Cavalier related topics for a long time. Ok so let me tell you about myself since I am brand new ..
My name is Sara and I have a little baby Cav named Kosmo. He's blenheim and he's the most spoiled little doggy around (literally.) I got him from a pet store because I wanted to rescue a dog and although I checked out breeders I ended up returning to the mall the pet store was in and saw this guy all cramped up in a little tiny cage in the back with nothing but a shred of newspaper. Broke my heart so we ended up adopting him into our family. He's been the best "investment" of our lives. I want to get another cavalier "eventually." but I'm waiting until the time is right and I want to rescue one. So until that happens, Kosmo is ruling the roost (and loving it!)
Ok so that brings me to now and my question. I took him in Thursday for his neuter and also he had a hernia which needed to be repaired. After I took him home (the vet kept him for extra long because the receptionist was obsessed with holding him, lol) he seemed back to his old self except for he developed this weird hack. I called the vet the next day and they said that it was probably just the tube they stick in their throat during surgery. 4 days later and he's still hacking and I think he's kind of losing his voice. I tell him to speak and he "mouths" the motion but just will do a tiny little barely audible gruffle and he can usually rattle the windows with his speaking. So, my question to you guys is, is this normal? Has anybody had a dog still hacking (mostly when he gets excited) 4 days post op? I haven't seen anything fly from his nose when he coughs or sneezes and I also vaccinated him against kennel cough, but I have heard of other strains that aren't covered from the vaccine. If this cough doesn't go away, when should I start worrying? Thanks guys for your time!