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I took Sadie to the vet this morning. She was hacking and coughing and sorry for this gross bit (coughing up a frothy white liquid). The vet examined her and said it was Bortella? or Kennell Cough. They have not stayed in a kennel, but we were gone to Jamaica for 10 days. We had a dog sitter come and stay at our house with our doggies. But Tim and I came down with a upper respiratory thing and now have bronhitis ourselves. The vet said that she could have cought the bug from us and it is kennel cough for her.

Anyone have experience with this? If so e-mail me at [email protected] Beagle World is not working good again for me. Probably something wrong with Cox Communications again?

I gave her the cough medicaton and antibiotic (both pills) when we got home. It has been about 2 hours. She has thrown up this frothy liquid every few min. I am worried that the medication didn't get into her and stayed in.

thanks all!!
 

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It is possible that the dog sitter could have brought it into the home if they are around other dogs. My dogs receive the inhaled version of the bordatella vaccine because I volunteer at the local animal shelter on occassion, so the vet recommends the inhaled vaccine as it is stronger evidently. I have heard that you can carry the germs in on clothing so I am very careful to change clothes as soon as I get home when I volunteer.

As for whether the medication stayed down...hopefully at least some of it does and starts making the pup feel better so the vomitting can stop.

Sorry to hear you are sick too. Hope everyone starts feeling better soon.
 

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We have been home from the vet now about 3 hours and she is doing better. She is able to lay down and sleep now. Coughing just now and then, but still sitting up. Poor baby!!
 

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Well, we have times where she coughs constantly and coughs up liquid. She is laying back down again sleeping now. I called emergency vet to see if there was anything else that could be done for her. They said no, we just need to hang in there with her. The problem is keeping her pills down (antibiotic and Robitussin pill). She coughs so much and spits up she spits them up. Emergency vet did recommend giving her pills to her with a piece of bread with peanut butter. They said it could help them stay down. Wish us luck, I think we are in for a long night.

I read that a raw egg can help with this cough??
 

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Hi, I've just seen this post. I'm sorry Sadie is suffering.... /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/frown.gif
I have not encountered kennel cough (thank god), but wouldn't give raw eggs... just because of all the bacteria today... I just don't trust it anymore. I don't even eat raw eggs myself anymore (half cooked I mean), and I do my sunny side up on both sides - just in case.
She might have a long night (and you too), but she is already better, so just hand in there... :thumbup:
 

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Quote: I called emergency vet to see if there was anything else that could be done for her. They said no, we just need to hang in there with her. The problem is keeping her pills down (antibiotic and Robitussin pill). She coughs so much and spits up she spits them up. Emergency vet did recommend giving her pills to her with a piece of bread with peanut butter. They said it could help them stay down.
I'd think they would recommend injections... but?

My Sadie, Sparky and I hope you all get a good night sleep, and everything looks better in the morning.
 

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Better today. We did have a rough night. She was up just every hour on the hour coughing and spitting up. I gave her the Robitussion every 4 hours all night long. Not near as much coughing today. She is doing a lot of sleeping, thank heavens.
 

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Poor Sadie! I've no experience with kennel cough either but it sounds rough for Sadie and you. I hope her recovery is a smooth and quick!
 

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We just went through this a couple weeks ago. Somebody dumped a dog at our dog park and it turned out he had kennel cough and it then spread. Our lab had it first and then two of the three beagles. They sound awful but the pills really help after a day or two. Our vet was on vacation and the vet who saw them didn't give the lab a cough suppressant, wanted him to cough out what he was coughing on. Boomer was like your baby, throwing up the white foamy stuff so he got cough suppressant. When our regular vet saw them later she said she would have given them all the suppressant.

By the way the Bordatella vaccine is as hit and miss and the human flu vaccine. There is more than one strain out there and it just depends what kind you get as to whether or not the vaccine helps.

I kept mine away from other dogs for two weeks after they stopped coughing just to be sure.

Hope your baby feels better soon!
 

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Rasha has just gone down with kennel cough as well. Poor thing it coughing and wretching all over the place. /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/frown.gif
 

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Hope all the coughers are now well again! Our are vacinated against kennel cough once a year, even though they dont go to kennels.
 

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Good news and bad. Sadie is just about over the horrible Kennel Cough. But, poor Pooh Bear is starting. He has started coughing and spitting up the white foamy stuff. Our vet gave us enough Amoxicillian (antibiotic) for both doggies just in case Pooh got it. I started him on it right along with Sadie to hopefully prevent him getting it. I have started him on the Robitussion pills today. I am wondering and hoping that he won't have as bad of a case of it since he has been on the antibiotic. But isn't this a viral type thing?
 
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