Coughing in young dogs

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Avatar m tn 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.
1916673 tn?1420236870 Dogs acquire phosphorus directly from food, and normally (in healthy dogs) any excess is excreted through the kidneys. In kidney disease the kidneys are damaged and cannot excrete excess phosphorus, which then acts like a toxic substance in the blood. Reducing phosphorus intake is therefore important (check all the foods you may be feeding, including treats, for phosphorus content). The additional way of controlling it is to introduce a phosphate binder.
Avatar n tn 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.
Avatar n tn I tried to ignore it until the day I passed out from the coughing. Shortly after I threw up while coughing and aspirated it back in a failed attempt to catch a breath. Off to the doctor I went and he knew immediately that I had Pertussis (or whooping cough). He explained that you usually get it after another illness and their is NO TREATMENT. Again, no treatment. Cough medicines with suppressants-expectorants-codeine do nothing and may even make the cough worse.
Avatar n tn Just this morning I took my baby girl in. She had been fighting for breath for the past week and coughing non-stop all through the night as her heart pressed against her trachea. I had counted her breath at 60 per minute, she was trying so hard to stay for me. I finally knew that I was being selfish trying to hold on to her and that she deserved peace after being my ever present, faithful companion for the past 8 years.
Avatar n tn 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.
Avatar m tn 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.
Avatar f tn 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?
192055 tn?1263559137 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.
Avatar m tn 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.
Avatar m tn 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.
387767 tn?1345875627 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.
Avatar f tn We have tried her on Benadryl (dose recommended by vet), but that did nothing. I have suspected candida, from all the meds she has taken in her young life. We are now giving her 1/4 teasp. virgin coconut oil, 2x a day, which she loves and her nose, which was always warm and bone dry before, is now cool and wet, as it should be, so the coconut oil is helping in some way. She snores quite loudly and sometimes I hear wheezing. We are at our wits end and hate seeing her so miserable.
Avatar f tn 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..
690549 tn?1288886321 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.
1623561 tn?1299944237 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.
Avatar m tn Infectious yawning has also been noted in chimpanzees and dogs.” Yawning easily arises as imitative action (in the form of mirror-neuron response). “A mirror neuron is a neuron that excited both when an animal acts and when the animal observes the same action performed by another. Thus, the neuron "mirrors" the behavior of the other, as though the observer were itself acting. Such neurons have been directly observed in primate and other species including birds.
Avatar f tn The brain MRI of the young patient at the left revealed MS-like lesions in this individual with a fully positive IgG Lyme Western blot indicating immune reactivity against the agent of Lyme disease. Because an MRI scan uses a very powerful magnet, patients with pacemakers or other metallic implants should not get an MRI." ****************************************** If you do have another MRI a FLAIR might be a good idea. I didn't have one but it does have some advantages. http://www.
4522800 tn?1470329434 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.
Avatar n tn 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...
168348 tn?1379360675 ) 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.
Avatar f tn 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.
Avatar n tn , 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?
Avatar f tn I know most of the CHF posts have been for older dogs. My poor lil guy just got the bad luck somehow and has been diagnosed with CHF at only 2 years old. We did the whole 9 yards and got the X-ray's and saw his enlarged heart and the fluids. Our vet put him on a diuretic. Now it's only been a couple months and he was doing just fine no coughing or fluidy sounds, Now all of a sudden hes got a gurgle going on and coughing again.
Avatar n tn 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.
Avatar n tn 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....
Avatar m tn I felt dumb calling 911 for a nosebleed but it was pretty severe and was going on 8 hours. I was coughing up clots from the blood in my throat. Anyway in ER they told me to keep it moist. I had been keeping it moist with vaseline. I am seeing my pcp on Monday 3/23 and hopefully she can shed some light into this situation because I am afraid of blowing my nose or touching my face. As always, the scab is back and all the doc could tell me was it was a dry spot in my nose.
1880256 tn?1322573508 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.
Avatar f tn 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.