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Both our Havanese come from the same breeder but different litters. DaniGirl is 10 and Bella is 3. They are normally healthy and happy.
In March we took Dani to the vet because of a hacking cough. After a round of antibiotics we had Dani's teeth cleaned and it was then that the vet found an inflamed tonsil. A couple more rounds of antibiotics and her tonsil was checked again--it was back to normal. But a couple of days after the antibiotics were stopped, the cough came back, but not as bad.
Inflamed tonsils are very rare. Our vet considered cancer as a possibility but when they were back to normal, that was ruled out. She thought bacteria from the teeth could have caused it.
Yesterday we took Bella in for a teeth cleaning. The vet found both of her tonsils very inflamed and a scraping showed they were loaded with bacteria. She did research but could not find a reason for this since it's very rare. Her blood work was normal but the white blood count was close to being low.
Question: has anyone else had this problem? I'm trying to locate a virus or reason for both to have inflamed tonsils.
Background: we have no carpet in the house, I use vinegar and water to clean, they don't spend unnecessary time outside, etc.