My dog has a lot of brownish snot comming out, the vet said he had kennel cough?
I haven't seen any articles online that list brown snot as a symptom of kennel cough. I've seen some articles that mention green snot but my dog's snot is more orange than green. Its probably a bit of blood I guess... but it isn't streaked with red hasn't had any bright red spots.Is...
Asked by Latrice Ladnier 6 months ago.
I haven't seen any articles online that list brown snot as a symptom of kennel cough. I've seen some articles that mention green snot but my dog's snot is more orange than green. Its probably a bit of blood I guess... but it isn't streaked with red hasn't had any bright red spots. Is this something to expect with kennel cough? And how long should it take to clear up? Its incredibly gross and he's getting all over everything! Poor little guy (poor me! Yick!) ! He's a GSD, is around 6 months old, was adopted from the animal shelter a little over a week ago... He is incredibly well behaved, I don't think he's behaving strangely, he was super thin, but is gaining wieght, he was coughing a bit, but that has stopped, the vet has him taking Tussigon and something labeled "Amoxi". He used to get very tired, but now he's able to run around and play a little bit. He seems very tired most of the time and looks depressed, but I haven't had any luck asking him how he feels. Answered by Stacie Mailliard 6 months ago.
Sounds like kennel cough to me. While green or yellow are the most common colors for discharge during any disease (not just kennel cough) ANY color of discharge indicates illness. Kennel cough is usually a bacterial infection and it can be caused by several different organisms. If it helps, think of it like a cold...there are a lot of different cold viruses and not all of them produce the same symptoms. Likewise, a child with a cold could have green, yellow, white, or brown snot. I'm assuming the tussigon is a cough suppresant. Amoxicillin is an antibitoic and you need to make sure that he gets ALL of the amoxi that the vet has prescribed. Do not stop giving it to him even if he seems 100% better until you have given the last pill! Upper respiratory diseases can be persistent and take a long time to clear up or they can clear up pretty easily with one round of antibiotics. It really depends on the exact organism (bacteria) causing the disease and whether or not it is resistant to the antibiotics that were prescribed. If your dog doesn't get better on the antibiotics your vet prescribed or gets better and then gets sick again then your vet may recommend doing a culture to determine what exactly is making your dog sick and what drugs will be effective for treating it. Be prepared to have a totally different dog on your hands once he's over the kennel cough! Six month old GSD's are not known for being calm. He may genuinely be incredibly well behaved (it does happen sometimes, my own GSD puppy was freakishly mellow...but it's an exception to the general rule) but more likely he's just too sick to be up to his usual puppy antics. As the antibiotics start to work, he will start to feel better and he will become more active, less tired, and less depressed. Answered by Lorena Brimmage 6 months ago.
Sounds like more than kennel cough going on. I would take him to a different vet and have them run some blood work. The usual symptoms of kennel cough is a bronchitis like cough. Very deep and hacky.Which antibiotics usually take care of. Coming from a shelter he may have been exposed to a number of other puppy viruses that can often be fatal. Answered by Candyce Lavigne 6 months ago.
The other people to answer have already given thorough explanations of kennel cough, so I'll just add another peice of advice. I would suggest using a harness, though to lessen the pressure on his throat. They make it easier for you to control your dog (so it won't pull as much), and harnesses go around the body, not the neck, so it would not be putting strain or pressure on the neck. Harnesses come in all shapes, sizes and colors. Some are more comfortable than others, but if your dog is shorthaired, you might want to make sure the harness has some sort of padding or some other such thing on it so that it won't irritate your dog's skin by constant rubbing. Answered by Grisel Leeming 6 months ago.
Brownish Snot Answered by Pia Sindorf 6 months ago.
first what kind of kennel cough did the vet say it was? here is some things tha a dog will experience: dry nonproductive coufg with a distinctive honking sound, lethargy fever eye and nose discharge loss of appetite sticky saliva at corners of the mouth I hope this helps a little. I will pray for you family. Answered by Sona Haneline 6 months ago.
i work for a vet. the "amoxi" is amoxicillian,an antibiotic that is used to treat kennel cough, just keep him hydrated and he should be okay Answered by Wally Trulock 6 months ago.
How to deal with collapsing trachea in a dog?
He gasps when he walks; have tried tussigon and theophylline; don't want to try steroids (can't use long term anyway).
Asked by Henrietta Persinger 6 months ago.
That shunt surgery is available at most specialized Veterinary hospitals and Vet schools. I am sure that your Vet can recommend a place for you to go. That surgery works well especially if your dog is young. I have seen many dogs that had it done and they all did very well. Answered by Charmaine Stembridge 6 months ago.
You've received a couple of excellent replies...about the mesh shunt surgery. That's the latest solution that I've read about and it sounds quite promising. Have you gone to anyone for a second opinion? I would do that...preferably at a university that has a small animal clinic. I also read recently that dogs that are overweight do much better when you can get the extra weight off of them. Good luck!! Answered by Ahmed Wraggs 6 months ago.
There is usually nothing to do for this but avoid what causes the collapse. I had a friend whose dog died from trachea collapse and the vet said it is best to avoid strain in the breathing. Answered by Ashanti Stepaniak 6 months ago.
There is now a new, experimental, and expensive treatment in which a mesh shunt is expanded in the weak spot. It hold the trachea open. I doubt it is very available but you can ask your vet. I know it is being done in Winnipeg, Canada Answered by Ferdinand Karapetian 6 months ago.
Euthanizing the dog would be the best solution. Answered by Misha Masker 6 months ago.
Take it to the Vet. Answered by Eve Vantuyle 6 months ago.
Is it safe to give my dog all medicine at same time?
First vet gave cephallexin, temaril-p and a liquid to build iron for anemia. Second opinion vet gave tussigon and theophylline for lungs . Ask if i should continue all meds was told yes if I like. But is it o.k. to give them all at same time when I come home from work?
Asked by Erik Loegering 6 months ago.
yes these drugs can be administered at the same time if their dosage scedule so warrants. Answered by Lianne Marcinka 6 months ago.
My dog has kennel cough :(?
Hii everyone...I took my 7 month havanese dog to the vet today and it turns out he has kennel cough as well as an ear infection. The vet prescribed doxycycline for his antibiotic and tussigon as a cough repellant. I am so scared and worried. Does anyone have any advice as to how I can comfort him. Also, the doc...
Asked by Jeffrey Friend 6 months ago.
Hii everyone...I took my 7 month havanese dog to the vet today and it turns out he has kennel cough as well as an ear infection. The vet prescribed doxycycline for his antibiotic and tussigon as a cough repellant. I am so scared and worried. Does anyone have any advice as to how I can comfort him. Also, the doc said to make sure he eats before giving him his meds but sometimes he refuses to eat his dry food...would it be okay to add chicken or rice to get him to eat? Thanks to all in advance... Answered by Zetta Biccum 6 months ago.
Many times we hae dogs come to our rescue from the pound with kennel cough. The good news is, the doxy works pretty fast! Chicken is good...just anything to get his medicine in and for him to keep it down. Be sure to have him vaccinated(not actually a shot) as soon as he gets over it. It's a solutions squirted into the nose...hope he feels better really soon! Answered by Sharyl Dilick 6 months ago.
Kennel Cough in dogs will stimulate a coarse, dry, hacking cough approximately 3 to seven days after the dogs is initially contaminated. it seems the dogs needs to "sparkling it quite is throat" and the cough would be brought about with the aid of any extra advantageous pastime or workout. Many dogs that get carry of Kennel Cough will cough each and every jiffy, all day long. Their commonplace state of well-being and application would be unaffected, they in many circumstances have not have been given any upward thrust in temperature, and don't lose their urge for foodstuff. The signs and symptoms of dogs Cough in many circumstances will final from 7 to 21 days and may well be very annoying for the dogs and the dogs's vendors. existence threatening circumstances of Kennel Cough are quite uncommon and an infinite majority of dogs that get carry of the an infection will recuperate on their own without medicine. Cough suppressants and on occasion antibiotics are the known therapy possibilities Answered by Vincenzo Dority 6 months ago.
SICK DOGS. Possible Kennel Cough, Confusing VET. Help! Doxycycline?
I just tried taking him out again and he is acting so wired. Like he wont even slow down to even think about going poo. It almost seems like his mind is just going at a 100 miles per hour. I've never seen him do that before. Am I worring for nothing?
Asked by Herlinda Zrimsek 6 months ago.
So I took my dog to the vet on October 17th and its now Saturday the 20th of October. The night before I took him to the vet he started coughing in the middle of the night and then the next day. Its a hacking dry kind of cough and there is a lot of flew in his throat. Well. When I took him to the vet she took his temperature (and it was fine) and that's it. She diagnosed it as Kennel Cough WITHOUT even hearing him cough. She said to come back after five days if his cough hadn't gone away. Tomorrow is the 5th day and I dont think its getting better. And ever since we started giving him the medicine the vet gave us he has been acting very strange. He is acting very depressed and confused, espically when we take him outside. And he hasn't gone poo in two days. I'm going to get another vets opinion in a few days if nothing gets better. But I am very worried right now. He is taking Doxycycline (100mg tabs given 2 1/2 tablets daily) and he is also taking Tussigon (5mg 1 tablet every 12 hours as needed for cough). and my other dog who didn't go to the vet (yet) started coughing the day after I took my other dog to the vet but only coughed for that one day and hasn't since. However yesterday she did puke and have the runs. I don't know if she has something different or if that is a sign of Kennel Cough or if maybe neither of them have Kennel Cough and they have something else. Answered by Johna Moudy 6 months ago.
So sorry to hear about your babies. Kennel cough (tracheobronchitis) is highly contagious, so your other dog probably got it from the sick one. Your vet probably diagnosed kennel cough from the way you described the cough and by examining iritation in the throat or listening to the lung and breathing sounds. Kennel cough is caused by a vrus, so there really is no treatment for kennel cough other than time... the antibiotics are supportive in nature to ward off opportunistic infection. The vomiting and nausea is probably a side effect of the doxycycline and since it doesn't seem to be working it might be better to ask if they can be put on Keflex. I would suggesst calling your vet and asking what you can do about the change in behavior for the sick pet, and also whether it may be appropriate to start your other pet on antibiotics. Good luck! Answered by Lorean Galston 6 months ago.
When I first got my pup out of the shelter...he had this Kennel cough which was in actuality, pneumonia and bronchitis in both lungs...your dogs both need antibiotics. And for god sakes if they stop drinking water and eating, god forbid, you break out the pedialyte and force them....that's what I had to do and my Stanton is still here today because of that. but good luck...it did take the strong stuff btw(keflex-antibiotic) to clear his lungs up and it worked fast. hope your puppies feel better. Answered by Dell Mosseri 6 months ago.
5 DIFFERENT VET'S & MY DOGGY IS STILL COUGHING?
CAN ANYONE HELP ME ?! I HAVE A 6 YR OLD SHIH-TZU I HAVE TAKEN HERE TO 5 DIFFERENT VET'S SINCE FEBRUARY OF THIS YR 2012 .SHE HAS HAD BLOOD WORK ,X-RAYS ,AT ALL 5 VETS . NEGATIVE ON HEART WORM,COLLAPSED TRACHEA ,KENNEL COUGH ,CONGESTIVE HEART FAILURE . SHE HAS BEEN UNDER SO MUCH MEDICATION SINCE FEB,BUT THE MOST...
Asked by Tilda Brewton 6 months ago.
Have they checked for a stridor and the possible cause? Snub nosed breeds are more prone to respiratory stridors. Have them check the larynx for injury, lumps, etc... which could be the cause of an unproductive cough. Also, contact the Shih Tzu club of America. Their members may have some answers that vets do not, if it's breed specific. Answered by Glayds Matelich 6 months ago.
For starters you're looking at a brachiocephalic dog. This means that that cute flat face comes at a price. A reduction in the nasal passages. Such brachiocephalic dogs usually have problems breathing after extended activity. It is possible that the cough and the breathing difficulties are not related to any infectious agent such as a virus or a bacterial infection. This could be something structural that the dog may have to live with or may be correctable through surgery. I'm sorry, but the brachiocephalic configuration is not natural in dogs or their wolf ancestors and was an ill-thought idea to breed in that trait. Also consider that the dog may have breathing problems after activity and a slight cough normally but is exaggerating it? Think about how you treat your dog. When it has a coughing jag what do you do? Are you comforting it? Petting it? Stroking it? Showing it attention? It may have learned that by exaggerating it's own breathing conditions, that's the cue to get you to give it the attention it craves. And so it coughs more and you pay it more attention. You pay it more attention and you reinforce the behavior. You two could be teaching each other this game. The only way to be certain is to take the animal to the vet. I would suggest a different vet than the ones you've been to before. Write down everything the other vets have done and present it to the new vet. Let him know that your dog has been cleared of all the medical conditions that you have mentioned to us (but let him make his own diagnosis, he needs to be certain for himself unless he can get the records from the other vets) and ask if this is something to do either with the structure of it's head (being brachiocephalic) or could it be from a learned response. I know that it can be stressful seeing a dog suffer like that, but there are conditions that certain breeds of dog have that have their associated problems. And there may not be much if anything we can do about it. Answered by Nadine Strevel 6 months ago.
This sounds like a very frustrating situation for you and you pet! Did they do a tracheal wash and send the sample away for analysis? When you say that you saw 5 different veterinarians were they all at the same practice or did you go to different clinics? Were you ever referred to a specialist such as a vet in Internal Medicine? Do you have a teaching hospital nearby that you could go to? I don't want you to spend more money bouncing from vet to vet BUT your pet may have a more "unusual" presentation of problems that regular vets aren't familiar with. Sounds like you would be best suited to more specialised care. The cost of a consultation would probably be worth the money that you are spending on all her different prescriptions. Since she has been on so many different antibiotics it might also be a good idea to have her on probiotics to help her "good" bacteria levels remain stable in order to prevent other problems. Good luck! Answered by Violeta Stotko 6 months ago.
Your shihtzu is a brachicephalic dog which means they will usually have some problems throughout their life with respiratory disorders and just breathing in general. It could be that she did have kennel cough or something similar a while back and has gotten over the initial infection but slightly damaged her throat from coughing so much during that time. Ask your vet if they think some cough medicine would help so her throat has time to heal. Answered by Nicola Pradhan 6 months ago.
I agree the canines should be checked for lung computer virus. There extremely some diverse kinds (quite diverse indications). Crenosoma vulpis is broadly disbursed around the globe interior the fox inhabitants and also you really have fox in CA. it would want to act as an intermediate host, if its feces might want to were ingested by technique of your canines. canines angiostrongylosis is an rising ailment with increasing numbers of clinically determined situations in canines and different canids. it truly is brought about by technique of Angiostrongylus vasorum which belongs to the family individuals of Angiostrongylidae. First stumbled on in France, it truly is likewise noted as French heartworm. because its discovery A. vasorum has been modern-day in numerous international locations throughout Europe, Africa and the Americas. canines develop into contaminated with the lungworm by ingesting slugs and snails which carry the larvae of the parasite. Lungworm is demanding to diagnose. The cough jogs my memory quite a opposite sneeze, yet that is not considered with the resultant panting after wards that your canines has. even as many vets & canines human beings will inform you opposite sneezes are merely the canines getting an irritant interior the nasal passages, my holistic vet feels it truly is continuously indicative of an underlying roundworm an infection. (That has been her adventure.) Roundworms can encyst interior the canines & anticipate a extra opportune time to hatch out, esp in youthful canines. hence, because of this way of round-about presentation (w/ roundworms and a hacking cough-like sound, generic as a opposite sneeze) i imagine it very a probability this would nicely be lung computer virus. The very last link (decrease than) also mentions an magnificent many different opportunities (diagnostically) once you've coughing. not all were reported as ruled out, on your positioned up. you'll discover different investigative ideas, to ask your vet about, in case you study that petplace link. Answered by Fransisca Parde 6 months ago.
What would be a reason for my neck and chest to hurt when I inhale?
By the way, I'm 16 and I am on the narcotic cough suppressant Tussigon (Hydrocodone and Homatropine). Maybe that could have something to do with it, or not...
Asked by Edyth Cerbantes 6 months ago.
Sounds like pleuritis, possible pneumonia. The nerves to your lungs come from your neck (C3, 4, and 5), which also supply your neck. So when the lungs, and diaphragm, are inflamed the pain can radiate to your neck. Answered by Hayden Markert 6 months ago.
What could be causing my dogs coughing?
I had heart worm checked, came back negative. She had an x-ray before so im assuming they would have been able to see if something was stuck in her throat or if it was some kind of growth. Its just making me mad that the vet keeps charging me hundreds of dollars for all these tests and drugs every time i go there...
Asked by Junko Riskalla 6 months ago.
My american eskimo (12 years old) started with a dry cough a few weeks ago. After a few days we took her to the vet. First they said it was probably allergies, so they gave her an antihistamine and tussigon to help the cough. However neither worked and she continued coughing like before. We took the dog back, got an x-ray and blood work, and they said her heart was slightly enlarged but nothing that indicated it would cause the coughing. the vet though she saw something in the dogs bronchial tubes so she gave us meds for bronchitis. When that didn't do a thing we took the dog back and got meds for heart disease. The dog has been on those for 4 days now and is coughing just as much as before. The vet said shes out of ideas and we need to see a specialist. Which will likely cost me hundreds of more dollars on top of the hundreds ive already spent for zero results. She coughs mostly at night and when shes getting up from laying down. The dog eats fine and is actually at her best when we go for walks. What else could be the problem? Answered by Ola Hasgill 6 months ago.
I had heart worm checked, came back negative. She had an x-ray before so im assuming they would have been able to see if something was stuck in her throat or if it was some kind of growth. Its just making me mad that the vet keeps charging me hundreds of dollars for all these tests and drugs every time i go there yet they have accomplished nothing in terms of helping my dog. Answered by Carline Rodreguez 6 months ago.
First sign of heartworm infestation. This cannot be diagnosed with normal blood work. Take the dog BACK to your vet and ask for a HW test. Answered by Darcy Brindel 6 months ago.
I have never heard of a dog coughing up blood from kennel cough, but my puppy had it when I got it from a pet store, and if not properly treated it can lead to pneumonia and even death. Coughing up blood is very serious, and I would take your dog to the vet immediately. Answered by Shelton Sharrow 6 months ago.
It could be heart worms like previously mentioned, or kennel cough (that often sounds like dry coughing), or even asthma. Dogs can get asthma as well as humans. Ask your vet to check for those specifically. Answered by Alvin Sanderfer 6 months ago.
Chocking on something real little maybe??? Ate something that went down the wrong bagpipe? Also check his nose cold or warm Warm and moist is how it is supposed to be. Is she getting enough exercise?? Are you give her daily baths???? Cleaning her area? Storing smell to her nose? Sometimes you get strong smell to your nose when you have cold or allergies or sever chest pain All these are something that could be why she is coughing P.S have you got an X-ray on her chest?? Answered by Ellena Lambert 6 months ago.
might be a cold is his nose warm? or cold? thats how you tell Answered by Porfirio Sindt 6 months ago.
How do you tell if a 16 year old dog is "happy"?
Max, our Chihuahua has a bad heart, and yesterday our vet prescribed some new medication. The side effect is grogginess. When he's not coughing, he's either sleeping or lying on the bed with his eyes open. I doubt if he's in pain, but it bothers me and my husband to see him this way, even though we know...
Asked by Matilde Geraci 6 months ago.
Max, our Chihuahua has a bad heart, and yesterday our vet prescribed some new medication. The side effect is grogginess. When he's not coughing, he's either sleeping or lying on the bed with his eyes open. I doubt if he's in pain, but it bothers me and my husband to see him this way, even though we know dogs for the most part live in the moment. If the medicine (torbutrol and tussigon) doesn't work, we're supposed to bring Max back in a week. I half-ways expect our vet to tell us it's time to put him down.HOWEVER, yesterday he acted like his old self for a few minutes and snapped at one of our other dogs. In your opinion, does it bother him to cough 90% of the time? Or is this a question for our vet? I don't want to put him down before it's time, and we are prepared to give the new medicine for years if necessary. What say you? Answered by Jeremiah Lambiase 6 months ago.
I work in a vet clinic and always tell the owner that they will know when it is time. You have spent the last 16 years watching this dog. You have likely seen him sick, hurt, and in his prime. You know what he looks like when he is unhappy and when he is well. Do you think he is happy? All he likely wants out of life at this point is to sleep and be near you and to not be bothered by the other pets (as he has shown!) Can he still walk? Can he go to the bathroom on his own? Does he get happy when you come home from work? Does he wag his tail? OR Is he unresponsive when you give him attention? Do you need to carry him around? Does he seem "zoned out" (other than the effects of the meds) The best thing to do is remember his favorite things to do. If he cannot do them any more, and seems depressed, then he likely is. If he still gets up, wags his tail, is eating/drinking well, responsive to you, then he is likely happy. Remember, when you do decide to euthanize him, it is never the wrong time. He will let you know when, you will know when he does. Answered by Krysta Meenach 6 months ago.
"If it should be I grow frail and weak , and pain should keep me from my sleep, then will you do what must be done, for this--my last battle---can’t be won. You will be sad I understand, but don’t let grief then stay your hand, For on this day, more than the rest, your love and friendship must stand the test. We have had so many happy years, you wouldn’t want me to suffer so. When the time comes, please, let me go. Take me to where to my needs they’ll tend, only, stay with me until the end, and hold me firm and speak to me until my eyes no longer see. I know in time you will agree, it is a kindness you do to me. Although my tail at last has waved, from suffering I have been saved. We’ve been so close--we two---these years, don’t let your heart hold any tears." Answered by Winona Ercek 6 months ago.
A 16 year old dog isn't going to need medications for YEARS. Would you like to cough 90% of the time. Answered by Curt Lenzo 6 months ago.
it's no ones decision but yours when you have decided that his quality of life is not what it used to be, when the bad is starting to outweigh the good, when he no longer wishes to do the things he used to love like going for a car ride or a walk, or maybe just barking at the birds in the backyard. Answered by Kristel Tubaugh 6 months ago.