Hey guys! How are all of you doing today?
I have a quick question about our 5-month-old Bentley. Since Monday, he has been sneezing more often and had some white-ish runny snot coming from his nose every now and then. Unfortunately, we cannot get into the vet today for an exam and we will have to wait until next week as they are closed on weekends.
There have been two major changes within the past week:
1. He was neutered on Sunday.
2. We currently have another lab mix puppy, who was spayed on the same day at the same place. She is recovering with us. She is about the same age as him and they look very similar, but she has longer hair and sheds a lot more.
Maybe he picked up a cold from the place he got neutered at? Or is it possible all this extra hair from the other pup is getting to him? We usually keep a very clean house, but I'll be honest, this other pup's fur gets everywhere!
I am not too concerned because he is still acting completely normal. He is eating and pooping normally and he is still alert and active (as active as he can be after being neutered haha).
Thanks for reading!
Sounds like allergies to me but it could also be a viral infection, cold or flu. Has he been rubbing his nose or hacking at all? As long as it's not some other color than clear or white or in conjunction with a bad cough he is fine till he sees the vet next week. They will probably just give you some antibiotics or Benadryl and send you on your way.
My pups been having the similar symptoms (have clear not white snot) except they have been rubbing their noses on the ground or just scratching their faces. We just had our master shower ripped out which has thrown dust EVERYWHERE! It's going to be another week at least before the contractor finishes the work so we have to keep cleaning and cleaning to keep their allergies down. As with you, I just can't seem to keep up. I think the dust is in the vents too and it's making my allergies act up now.
If it is allergies vet would probably at this point recommend some Benadryl for your pup to ease his symptoms. Someone might be able to provide the dosing instructions for you based on his age and weight to see if that will ease some of his symptoms till he sees the vet.
Make sure to offer him plenty of water. Keep an eye on him and make sure he doesn't start getting other symptoms such as severe coughing, vomiting, diarrhea, bloody snot or becomes lethargic which could be signs of something more serious. HTH
Leo and Zoey - born 4/21/12. The loves of my life (other than the hubby)
It's pretty rare for a dog that young to have allergies. Most allergies in dogs are seen with skin/ear issues. Rarely do they get runny noses because of an allergy.
I would either call your vet or get the dog checked. Not sure where you live, but it could be a foxtail in the nose and that is something the vet needs to see.
♣ Laura ♣
Thanks for responding guys! I am pretty sure it's just a cold or something he caught from the shelter we had him at...they have so many animals coming in and out every day. He is still very active and happy and hungry. Whatever it is, it must be contagious because the girl pup is showing signs of it now, too : ( looks like they need some antibiotics!
I really hope these puppies are going to see the vet tomorow!
Maxx & Emma Jean
Ozzy - 10/16/02 - 06/28/11 - Always in my heart.
Sometimes the hardest part isn't letting go - but learning to start over.
Definitely go to see the vet. Could Kennel Cough be a possibility?
edited to add
Never mind the KC question.........the dog is sneezing - not coughing.
Last edited by Mary Jane; 08-05-2012 at 11:52 PM.
I would see the vet.
MJ Erns sneezed with K.C. as well as coughed, wheezed and snorted and every other thing he could do. Was awful seeing him like it.
Hey guys! Sorry I'm so terrible at replying to things...the vet sent us home without any meds, but told us to up their vitamin intake and let them rest. Sure enough, here we are a little over a week later, and they are good as new!
Great news! Love the new picture!!
Sophie DOB 04/13/2011 6 mo
Sophie 15 months, with Skye