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Post by funkyrimpler on Sat Oct 10 2015, 22:43

I took Spud to his first puppy class but a couple of days later developed a horrible sounding 'hack' that i'm fairly sure is kennel cough. from all the info i've read it sounds like that's what it, and should resolve in about a week, but it sounds horrible..Ive informed the class, and also the socialisation group he was supposed to be completing this week.
I called the vets and she said to leave it for a few days and it should resolve, otherwise, she'll come out to me due to the contagious nature of the infection...
In himself he's been fine..still full of zest and vigour and eating well...I'm not sure if he contracted it from the class but it's the only place he's been in contact with so many dogs on one place, and of course the virus could be in the air from previous lessons..Disappointingly the women that run the training haven't even replied to my call...
Anyway, im keep my little man away from other dogs to stop spreading the infection and to protect him against secondary infections....
Either way, it's been a great excuse to have him in bed with me..which, unsurprisingly, he's taken to like a duck to water..(but i secretly love having in there with me!)
Has anyone else's pooch ever contracted kennel cough and did it resolve itself promptly?
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Post by lexii on Sun Oct 11 2015, 00:01

was he not vaccinated before going to class?

He may need anti-biotics. What has the vet said? If you have not seen or talked to the vet, do.
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Post by Mia05 on Sun Oct 11 2015, 08:44

id get antibiotics a.s.a.p with spud being so young as the kennel cough is generally quite contagious and with him being young may take much longer to clear. avoid contact with all other dogs for the moment until you get the all clear.

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Post by funkyrimpler on Sun Oct 11 2015, 22:57

yes he's had all of his jabs etc..he's fine in himself..the usual level of madness...He hasn't coughed hardly at all today although he was a bit wheezy over night (had him in bed with me again)...
He's got a bit of a runny which may/may not be linked..If he shows the slightest signs of coughing tonight then i'm dragging him up to the vets tomorrow...
At least his appetite etc is fine.....
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Post by funkyrimpler on Sun Oct 11 2015, 22:59

lexii wrote:was he not vaccinated before going to class?

He may need anti-biotics. What has the vet said? If you have not seen or talked to the vet, do.

"I called the vets and she said to leave it for a few days and it should resolve, otherwise, she'll come out to me due to the contagious nature of the infection..."
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Post by lexii on Mon Oct 12 2015, 14:04

Maybe just got a little bit of a chill my pony had a little snottyness and a cough but not infected.

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