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    DefaultWhat does kennel cough sound like? Updated at end

    On Monday evening BJ started what I call retching. He kind of coughs and then makes the same sound that he would make if he was going to throw up but nothing happens. He repeats it several times, and then everything is fine. There was a little dog that was dumped recently at the dog park that turned out to have kennel cough. BJ was not exposed to him but two other dogs have come down with it since and one of them was back at the park this weekend. We have also spent a large amount of time in the last two weeks at the vet (I swear I should at least get a chair in the waiting room with my name on it or preferred parking or something ;D ).
    I will be calling the vet as soon as they open this morning, but I was just wondering if this sounded like kennel cough to anybody.


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    DefaultRe: What does kennel cough sound like?

    Sounds like kennel cough to me.
    Elias had it and I described as it sounding like something was stuck in his throat and he couldn't cough it out.

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    Thank you. It's still an hour and a half until the vet opens for other than emergency visits and BJ is sleeping under the desk right now. My poor boy sure has been through a lot in the last couple weeks. Our vet only recommends the bordatella vaccine if they are going to be boarded so it's been a couple years since the beagles had one. I'm sure they are not protected by it anymore Sigh.


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    DefaultRe: What does kennel cough sound like?

    Sounds like it to me too. Clarence got it while we were on our honeymoon this summer. He coughed so hard he kept throwing up. A few days of meds and he was fine. We got an antibiotic and a cough med (in pill form! Whoohoo!). Hope your handsome guys feels better soon.

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    DefaultRe: What does kennel cough sound like?

    Even if you get the bordatella vaccine, they can still get kennel cough. There are too many strains of the virus out there.

    Give him some Robitussin.

    Unless he's running a fever or has other complications, you don't need the vet as the KC will run it's course reguardless.

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    DefaultRe: What does kennel cough sound like?

    Elias got it even though he had the bordatella vaccine.

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    DefaultRe: What does kennel cough sound like?

    Mocha got it even though she had the vaccine too. Hers wasn't a real bad case but she had it none the less.
    I just kept her home and tried to keep her calm. If the caughing gets too bad they say to give them regular robitussen. It's like a cold for people a lot of vets with give them antibiotics but they don't do much.

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    DefaultRe: What does kennel cough sound like?

    How long are they contagious for? I am assuming I won't be going to the dog park this weekend and I can forget about the obedience class that starts on Monday. Can I carry the virus with me to other dogs or is it only dog to dog?


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    DefaultRe: What does kennel cough sound like?

    Just called the vet, they can't see him today, so we have an appointment for tomorrow morning at 8.


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    DefaultRe: What does kennel cough sound like?

    Figure 2 weeks that he's contagious.



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