Coughing in young dogs

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I posted earlier about my dogs having kennel cough. As of yesterday, my cat is coughing now too. I thought cats were not supposed to get kennel cough!! Does that open up the possibilities of what it could be? I have an 8 week old Sheltie mix on Cephadroxil that has had kennel cough for about a month. Other than coughing fits, she is completely fine. I have a ~2 yr old Cairn terrier that had kennel cough that was on doxy, that still has an occassional coughing fit.
She has been to the Dr 2 times for this problem and we have gotten no help. There is smoking in the house, dogs and a cat, an old house with I am sure mold and dust mites. The home is multigenerational also. I have ordered the ionic breeze air filtering machines, but need to know if we should suspect coughing asthma, or some other problem. Right now, she is taking too much medication that does no good, and complains of a tummy ache fairly often. The latter is my opinion.
Coughing in chf has nothing to do w/'coughing' (like what humans use for coughs), it has to do w/her heart's congestion. Both my dogs are old and in mid-stages of chf where coughing is minimal. If your vet doesn't know what this excessive coughing is in relation to chf dump her quick. There are few dvm's who are heart specialists but the one I took my dogs to put them on furosemide (lasix/waterpills), enalapril and Vetmedin.
A HUGE percentage of dogs down here are heartworm positive, I have two friends right now whose dogs have it, and both dogs are in excellent condition to look at them, in fact, one is probably 25% overweight for her breed and the other is a male pit bull who looks like a real bruiser. He's fat, strong and very robust, but he has a HORRIBLE infestation because the ignorant person who owns him never bothered to worry about giving him a preventative.
I've already rules out lung problems by taking him for chest xRays- his lungs/heart look normal, just a tiny bit of fluid in the bottom of right lung, suggestive of a cold. The pain started more in the back and has migrated to the side. No fever or cough, all bodily functions normal. I'm thinking it's a muscle but don't want to ignore it if there's something serious goin on. Anyone have any ideas or similar pains that were diagnosed?
I am always coughing and clearing my throat at meetings like an old man. Worse in a.m. when I wake up or out in cold walking the dogs. Or.... talking on the telephone or in a meeting. Always have a "frog" in my throat. Doc originally said it could be asthma, allergies, or acid reflux. Lung x-ray was okay. Tested negatively for asthma & allergies. Taking Zantac 75 but it doesn't seem to make any difference.
Today, I woke up with a terrible sore throat, and the feeling that something is stuck in my throat that I can't swallow. I've had this happen once before, about 3 months ago. It's painful to swallow, and drinking water does not help. It's starting to go away a bit, but I can still block my airway completely by slightly pushing my tongue backward (like as if to say ahhh), which I couldn't do before. There's obviously some kind of swelling, it's right behind the lower part of my adam's apple.
I have a continuous problem with thick mucous in my throat. I must clear my throat a hundred times a day. My larnyx gets so full of the thick mucous that I almost choke and it causes my eyes to water. When this happens I hack up about a quarter cup of the stuff. I went to an ENT specialist who diagnosed sinusitis due to restricted airflow because of a deviated septum. After two surgeries for this there is no improvment. I've tried Musinex and steroid nose sprays. Nothing seems to help.
You never know. Young dogs and puppies will usually poop after meals, after playtime, or after sleeping, or after any of these activities. So if you are trying to teach him what you want, those are the best times to try to train him. If he's small enough, you can clip his leash to your belt or belt loops in your pants and tether him to you. This way, he can't wander off and do his business. You'll instantly see the behavior that immediately preceeds pooping.
We have three grown children and two black labs who are outdoor dogs. I eagerly await the day when I can skip mentioning the dogs and talk about grandbabies! I set out right away to live a quiet life with the MS determining my style. We did have three children when the doctor suggested one or none because it was my greatest desire in life. I have always been careful to watch my three MS priorities from the start: fatigue, stress and heat.
I know it has alot to do with not running to get Drunk or High..I have not been living Life too much. Been in a Zombie World. My gut has been turned inside out and my Heart will not stop aching. I swear my Long Ash Detox coming off those 3 meds was a lot easier..AND that was Fing Hard and Took almost a Year to turn a good corner. My Mom has just finally came around and is talking about things she wants done. We are going to the funeral home today just to talk to them and show them her Policy.
There's some research that shows that Enalapril also helps kidney function in general in dogs, in addition to helping control blood pressure. My Vet started our Grey on a low dose. This is also off the boards. There are some very knowledgeable people on there, so take what you can from it but always discuss your particular situation with your Vet. At the beginning stage the best thing to feed are proteins that are at the top of the bio-availability chart, such as fish and eggs.
I have been in the Hospital 4 times this year,COPD. Very sick. And coughing constanly with mucus. Used Nebulizer, Advair, antibiotics and many things. Then I did a little research for myself, about when these attacks came on and eliminated many things first of all strong odors. perfums and aerosole sprays of any kind. Nuts, even peanut butter had a bad reaction so I stopped that, and I love nuts, they caught in my throat and I felt like I was strangling, I avoid milk products as well..
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I don't have allergies of any kind and I'm in excellent health and I can learn to live with the smell of fresh baked bread in my nostrils.. I mean it could be owrse.. still I think I should get someone to check this out especially as I read about Phantom smells being a possible side efect of brain tumors...
) I was laughing so hard I could barely stand to rescue the poor kitty! Speaking of hungry, I am about to do noms. This is a tricky business, as cats have no table manners (like, stay off the table! Don't eat my food!!!). I'll be back in a bit.
I remember spending summer weekends at my friends house and being up ALL night long coughing and coughing and coughing. I'm allergic to dogs! Didnt know at the time, nor did we realize I had asthma.
, I had radiation treatments and chemo 12 years ago and due to the radiation, my bronch tubes are funky - according to the radiologists that over saw the radiation treatments, the coughing (when I have a cold) is due to the effects of the radiation. In any case, I have Tussinex cough syrup at home for this type of thing but am scared to take any since I am now on Bup - What will happen if I take it? Does anyone know?
When you plug it in, the water gets really hot. Just put that in the areas where the dogs make their snot messes and the hot water steams it out. I've used it and found it to be quite helpful.
im a 29 year old male and i have horrible pain all over my body mainly in my lower back shoulders hands elbows,legs,feet and really bad in my hands i have had this for about five years now but just kinda thought maybe i was crazy. i havent had any tests done but i am going to after reading this. its kinda hard though because my wife thinks im just over reacting which is hard to take because i take pain very well and never complain. anyway thank you all for your input.. Shaine....
Dogs can actually get a form of influenza, which was very prevalent amongst greyhounds in the USA. Dogs have no immunity to this particular virus. While it has caused fatalities, it is treatable if caught early enough - so yes, get your dog to the vet as soon as you can for a diagnosis. If it is canine influenza, you will notice your dog coughing (which can last for up to 30 days) and a green discharge from his nose.
Parvo is quite devastating to the gut lining. It quite often kills young puppies, and indeed adult dogs. So your pup is at an advantage already in that he has survived. Fighting this takes a LOT out of the immune system too. Your little pup then got a dose of kennel cough when he was at his weakest. Poor little thing. He needs to heal and fully recover and this takes quite a while for the gut lining to heal and for him to tolerate food.
We recently pulled three dogs from animal control, and within 24 hrs all of them had kennel cough. The puppy has been sick with kennel cough for over a month. We've had her on clovomox, and then we had her on cefadroxil. We've had her chest x-rayed and she doesn't have pnemonia or anything more serious. The vet also had her do a round of panacur in case it was a lung fluke. We had her on hydrocodone, and that didn't even curb her cough.
My vet took xrays of his lungs and showed me the enlarged heart and edema. He always had a heart murmur which was a stage 3 in late November, progressed to stage 5 today. He began coughing, and vomiting over the weekend so I knew something was up. He had a Lasix shot today, nitroglycerin applied to his ear and is now going to take Vetmedin 1/2 tablet twice per day, Enalaparil, 1/2 tab twice per day and Lasix 12.5 mg. bid.
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For the most part he is a healthy very pampered dog. He is much larger then the average Doberman, when young and healthy he was 116 lbs. Now that he is a old man he is about 130 lbs. He is not super active any more cause he has arthritis in his back legs which slows him down a lot. However, he does get short bouts of energy and plays with our boxer. Since Tuesday morning he has had a cough. Sounds kind of wheezy I suppose, it's so hard to describe.
He is rolling all over the place and chattering away in his own little language! He even walked around in a walker this past weekend!
He was young (2-4?) when I got him MANY yr ago. He is now likely (14-16?) He is in kidmey failure and we are so very sad. So sad. I can't help big wonder if his dose was lower and we checked his labs and changed to kidney supportive food if we might've preserved function and lengthened his little precious life. He's been on meds for maybe 3yr? Give or take. Encourage water consumption too. Best wishes.
It sounds like your dog has trained you very well. She's obviously learned that coughing results in lots of attention from you. Until you begin to ignore that behavior, it's not going to change. I suspect this issue is only one of many in which she is the leader of the pack. You probably don't even realize it. Any time your dog gets you to change your own behavior, the idea that she is top dog gets even more reinforced. Dogs are dogs. They are not people, and not human babies.
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