Prednisone for kennel cough

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We brought him back, they took xrays and found he had pneumonia and kennel cough. We received antibiotics and hydrocodone. A few more days went by, puppy still isnt feeling better. We went back to the vet and got new antibiotics. He still isnt better. Is there anything else we can do? Or anything we can try to have him eat more. How long does pneumonia generally last?
I think it's just something you have to wait out. My vet told me that kennel cough is much more than just the cough, it affects their and suppresses their immune system drastically, making cough recovery a long time in some cases. Just keep giving them their meds, and keep a close watch on them and take them to the vet again if you feel the need is that great.
Therefore, in addition to its antipruritic action, Temaril-P is recommended for the treatment of “kennel cough” or tracheobronchitis, bronchitis including all allergic bronchitis and infections and coughs of nonspecific origin. (Coughs due to cardiac insufficiencies would not be expected to respond to Temaril-P therapy.) As with any antitussive treatment, the etiology of the cough should be determined and eliminated if possible.
Since I had him he has had a horrible cough. The vet diagnosed him with kennel cough. Once the kennel cough cleared up a few weeks later he started coughing again. So I took him back in and the kennel cough turned into pheumonia. After a lot of anitibotics for that he seemed to be getting better. Then, a few months ago he started coughing again. The vet took Xrays and couldn't find anything, but he put him on more anitibiotics. Now Jax is on 4 differant antibiotics.
She was boarded for the first time in September 2012 and very shortly thereafter presented with cough. Kennel cough was ruled out. She was treated with Zeniquin and Butorphanol with no improvement. Chest radiographs were normal and she does not have collapsing trachea. In October she had a scope and there was adequate laryngeal function. Steroids were started to treat a possible low grade allergic pharyngitis.
Some reasons for coughing: First, Heart Disease- With Heart Disease, the weak heart cannot pump as well...Fluid builds into the lungs causing the cough..The cough is usually MOIST like they're choking on congestion...Actually, they are...The cough is worse in the mornings & during periods of running, playing & excitement....Fluid will show in an xray..... Next- Kennel Cough- This is a virus and antibiotics will do nothing.....
the internist only gave Comet some prednisone and clavamox for his cough.....no cough syrup.... i'd like to know if you know in order to ask the vet for it....
Doxycycline got rid of the Kennel Cough. Prednisone has run its course, but nasal breathing issues still exist. I suspected Cushings (I am not a vet) or perhaps Stenotic nares (narrowing of nasal passage). Vet ran some blood and one value was 5000 instead of below 500. This blood test was run while she was on prednisone, therefore another blood test will be run in a week to test for Cushings and then further tests for Cushings via blood and injection if that blood test warrants it.
As an emergency vet, I would add that many of these cases are challenging to diagnose, but may respond to a combination of antibiotics for a possible upper respiratory infection (i.e, kennel-cough) along with low dose steroids (like prednisone) to reduce inflammation of the trachea. Minimizing excitement and activity for the next few weeks might also help reduce the "cough cycle", as Dr. Humphries discussed.
She has all her vaccination shots along with boarding shots Health wise never had an issue except in 2012 she gat kennel cough when she was boarded at a local kennel for 6 hours. I started having her swim every other day in August to recover from a ACL leg injury. So this all started I October dry cough here and there after barking and getting up from a nap. It changed to a wet cough, hear flam moving. Middle of the might and in the morning Nov 2 ?
This means that even a slight problem with the throat or lungs or gastric tract which ordinarily might not be too big an issue for most dogs, can become a major problem for pugs. I am going to assume she has been vaccinated for kennel cough - if not, she should be - take her to a vet asap. Even if she has been vaccinated, there are strains of the virus that vaccinated dogs can still catch. Has she been near any other dogs recently?
with Kennel cough, a similiar equivalent of human Whooping cough, and in a round about way stated that if it were her, she would take some of my dogs oral prednisone (steriods) 2X a day. I did just that and the intense cough and other symptoms finally calmed way down after about a week, although I still had a few short bursts now and again for about 2 months.
The spasm cough causes it all and when it goes away (usually 4 to 5 days) things are relatively normal although a normal cough stays with me for weeks after. I notice if I catch it early (which means I carry antibiotics with me all the time) it is not as nearly as bad. Doctors have diagnosed this as Asthma, chronic bronchitis, bronchial asthma etc etc. All different specialists seem to have a different prognosis and the recommended pills over the years have not really done any good.
We got my cat a couple months old, he was a street cat who's mother got hit by a car so we ended up getting him dewormed and everything. He also had kennel cough and asthma when we got in which goes together with EGC, is there any home remedies possibly to help with his lesions? Maybe even something just to help him be a bit more comfortable? We've been giving him the Fish oil drops in his current food, and switched his food to food only containing duck.
While I have never again had my dogs get the all-in-one vaccinations I am now dealing with my Maltese's reaction to kennel cough vaccine (needed it for boarding). She has had several neurological problems since vaccination, et the vet insists vaccines have nothing to do with it.
I just found this post and not sure if you'll even get my message ... my son is 5 years ... since he was 2 weeks old he's always had this kennel type f cough ... sounding very croupy ... they never believed me until I started recording it ... his old pediatrician finally heard it for himself and said it was asthma ... did the meds and seemed to help ... then it always kept coming back ... so then I was told it was reflux and a milk allergy ... changed his formula and meds and nothing changed ...
A second vet we went to at the end gave us prednisone pills which actually gave Sunny a little rally for a week or so before we put him down. His eyes cleared and he definitely seemed happier. This is something you might ask your vet about. Looking back on it, I don't think our vet was as good as he might have been in treating the diahreah or suggesting the prednisone.
she probably has a bad taste in her mouth just to let her drink water, maybe give her a fave treat and make sure to check the house for objects on the floor she might be eating." I was kinda annoyed with this answer but she had stopped so I got her to drink some more water and gave her a treat like he said. About 20 mins later, it starts again, she was sitting on my lap when it started, I know she didn't eat anything. This time her breathing seemed harder.
Of note, she had pancreatitis when she was younger and the test for that came back fine. They also did a liver function test where she fasted, had blood work, ate, then later had blood work taken again and it was fine. Her joints all seem fine when the vet works them, just in case, we started Cartophen injections just over 4 weeks ago and have not seen any improvement yet, so thinking it does not have to do with joint pain.
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