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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 04-21-2009, 05:19 PM Thread Starter
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Help with coughing

Tugger woke up this morning with a cough and has had an occassional barky, cough all day. Everything else seems fine, he is eating, running around, getting into trouble....

all I can think it could be is kennel cough but he is up to date on all his vaccines. He met a dog at the kids baseball diamond last weekend who was coughing. We got far away very quickly but maybe he caught it then.

Can a dog get kennel cough even though they are vaccinated? Is this serious enough for a vet visit or will it go away on its own.

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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 04-21-2009, 08:01 PM
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I curious to know if it is kennel cough. Have you seen the Vet yet?



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Not all vaccinations work on every strain of kennel cough. Just keep an eye on him ,it usually is not serious . Runs its course in 2-3 weeks. Keep away from other dogs. Can possibly be transmitted to humans. Its a virus ,so antibiotics are useless. Doggie version of the cold.

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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 04-21-2009, 09:53 PM
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If it continues tomorrow I would take him to the vet. Our Lab got it even though he had all vacs - It was a simple med and it was gone!!!

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