(Closed) Dog coughing…any ideas?

posted 6 years ago in Pets
Post # 3
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

The cough doesn’t sounds bad to me but more like an allergy cough. My older dog has allergies and she coughs like this sometimes at the beginning of the season. Her symptoms are very similiar to mine believe it or not and this time of year if I leave my windows open when I sleep I am couching like that too.

Post # 5
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

Just take him to the vet.

Post # 6
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

I completely understand. I have two dogs and feel like I am always there. I would give your vet a call and they might tell you that he can take benadryl, and give you a dosage based on his weight, when his allergies act up. If the benadryl doesn’t help in a week or so then I might take him in. Also if he is spending a lot of time outside you can get a warm facecloth and wipe down his paws. I know my dog will get pollen on her paws and then rub her eyes are try to clean her paws herself and it will make her allergies worse.

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

If it lasts more than one or two days, gets worse, and also starts wheezing, it may be kennel cough, which is contagious. She/he could have picked it up from other dogs.

But, from what you say, it sounds like it’s just allergies.

Post # 12
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

Happened to our dog.  Have a pug.  We were like what the crap??? $120 later, the vet said to just give him OTC benydryl.  Ugh, that’s what we did & do now & he’s totally fine.  1 to 2 mg per pound.  Our pug is 23lbs & we give him 2 adult benydryl on a bad day & he’s knocked out & feeling better in no time!

Post # 13
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

What breed of dog is this? My yorkie reverse sneezes a lot and has one of those collapsed trachea things where they cough to get it reopened. Seems to be from breeding.

Post # 14
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Bumble bee

Definitley try Benedryl if you think its allergies. 

If you think its Kennel Cough just give him vitamin C and echinacea for a few days.  Should improve.  Keep him quarentined for 5 days after the coughing stops. 

Post # 16
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Bumble bee

@MM423:  It does not completely protect your dog.  He can still get it.  Our pup got it after we had completely vaccinated him. He was mostly fine, a little tired with a runny nose and coughing.  Its just a cold for dogs but depending on their age and health can develop into pneumonia. 

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