(Closed) Puppy with the snuffles

posted 8 years ago in Pets
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

What type of dog is it?  I have a pug so he is constantly sneezing/snorting because of his smushed face.  Maybe your doggy has allergies?  Good luck at the vet!

Post # 5
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

Go to your vet.  Sniffles and a cough are symptoms of many things, and a thorough exam will get you the information that you need.  I’ve had puppies with coughs that were easily treated, but any illness, however minor, can become serious in a youngster (canine, feline, human, you name it) if it isn’t treated.  The puppy sounding worse in the morning isn’t uncommon either – it’s the same as it is in humans – when you’ve been lying still while sleeping things clog up, and when you start moving in the morning the coughing/stuffy nose/sore throat is worse.

Post # 6
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Busy bee

Please get her checked out! If you don’t mind me asking…where did you get her? I got my baby back in September from the pound and he was 4 months old at the time and the day after I brought him home he had a cough and it just got worse and worse. It started off as kennel cough but developed into bronchitis and then pneumonia! He almost died because it got so bad! He’s better now but still gets winded easily. Just be careful and tell them to check the little one for kennel cough.

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

Six weeks is too early to be from mom and littermates.  Puppies learn a LOT during that time, and even if mom was no longer caring for them, they need to learn from each other and shouldn’t be seperated until at LEAST eight weeks of age.  But since it’s too late to undo that now, you’ll have to make sure she gets extra socialization. 

I didn’t see you mention a breed…like others said, it could be the normal snuffling/snorting of a brachycephalic dog.  Or it could be a cold/kennel cough, parasites, or heart problems.  I would take her back to the vet.

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

Okay, as long as you at a littermate with her, it’s not as bad as it sounds!  I’m sure you know that’s how they learn things like bite inhibition. Smile

One of our fosters had a little bit of kennel cough, but it went away fairly quickly.  However, she had it when we got her, so I have no idea how long she had it BEFORE then.  That’s the extent of my experience with it. 

Does she have any other symptoms, or JUST the cough in the morning?  If it’s just the cough, maybe you could get by with a phone call to the vet.  They can either reassure you that it’s normal or tell you to bring her in.

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