Prednisone for kennel cough

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Avatar n tn 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?
Avatar f tn 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.
Avatar n tn my 9 year old dog has been on prednisone for 6 weeks for ITP and we are weaning her off now.
612551 tn?1450025775 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.
Avatar f tn 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.
Avatar m tn 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.
Avatar m tn My girlfriend has 3 dogs, 1 of which is a female blue heeler (Tyler) about 4-5 years old. Tyler started developing a cough in mid-August, 2013. She has been coughing for the past 6 months. The 2 other dogs are in perfect health and have not developed a cough. I have outlined below the steps that have occurred during the past 6 months. - Month 1 - Normal coughing with a foamy white substance coming up after cough. She eats grass. She was prescribed antibiotics and small strength of steroids.
Avatar m tn This could be due to many things, but kennel cough and ticks/fleas are certainly possibilities. Considering her age and the danger of these and other conditions, I would get her along to see a vet.
Avatar n tn 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.....
Avatar f tn for three days for fluids - shortly after, she was incontinent and had to recover from kennel cough. she did -- was battling staff infection in eyes - but eye dr. had her on massive doses of prednisone since march - kidney issues flared up after initial diagnoses a year ago - she went blind (SARD) saw eye dr. - back into hospital for a week with creatinine at 6.6. - they seem to focus on this number. regular vet pushed euthanizing her back in Oct. I'm at a loss.
Avatar m tn 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.
Avatar f tn 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.
Avatar m tn 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 ?
1416390 tn?1333905204 the internist only gave Comet some prednisone and clavamox for his cough syrup.... i'd like to know if you know in order to ask the vet for it....
Avatar f tn 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?
Avatar f tn She was tired, as expected, when we got home for a day or so, but then started to develop this nasty reverse sneezing. We treated her for Kennel Cough, which went away, but then the sneezing came back and we knew it wasn't the case. At the time we were taking her to a different vet than where we are now, who really had no idea what was going on.
Avatar n tn 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.
Avatar m tn 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.
Avatar n tn I have had a bad cough for a month now .Have taken 3 different antibiotics and am still coughing . Problem is when I cough I pass out about 50% of the time.Can last up to 20 sec. but seems a lot longer. It always is accompamied with vivid dreams.I have been to my doc and to the ER. Told me it is overstimulation of the vagus nerve which decreases blood flow to the brain. Ive been on high doses of prednisone inhalers and cough medicine but nothing has worked.
Avatar f tn 5 pounds. We've had her for two years. Back when we adopted her, we were told that she had had kennel cough and was treated successfully. After we got her home, I had her tested for parasites and she came back positive for Giardia. She was given two rounds of medicine and then tested clear. Since we've had her she has had a lot of allergy problems that seem to be getting worse. We live in So. Calif. She will sometimes sneeze multiple times in a row sitting still.
Avatar f tn 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.
Avatar f tn 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 ...
Avatar n tn 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.
Avatar n tn It will not be easy but you will do the right thing for your friend who cannot make the decision for himself. Be at peace with yourself and in knowing that you are alleviating the suffering of another being. You may need to go for grief counseling afterwards so that you can process all that has happened and receive some moral support. Take care.
419792 tn?1208274426 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.
Avatar n tn 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.
Avatar m tn 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.
Avatar f tn He visited regularly, and the last year of his life he visited every day for at least an hour or two. At first my dog was sentinel in my garden, waiting for his car to arrive, every day at the same time. I had to distract her, and refrained from mentioning his name, as if I did, she showed she expected to see him, and was disappointed. If I saw her watching for the car I would gently distract her with something she loved to do.
Avatar m tn He's been on it for five days now and is still pretty out of it. He is extremely lethargic (sleeps most of the day), has coordination problems, and weakness in his hind end. He walks veeery slowly. He's also extremely hungry and thirsty. I've read that all of these are possible phenobarbital side effects. How long do these usually last before the dog gets used to the medication? I'm hoping that these are not signs that something else is wrong, though I am aware of the possibilities.