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    My pup just recently started with a very mild cough. Once or twice a day she coughs a single time. Ive seen Kennel cough videos and it sounds just like it, but there is no gagging. Just one cough and thats it. She has had her Bordatella, and does visit the dog park often, She is taking heartguard every month. So it confuses me, Should I see a vet? I gets so expensive, and I dont want to over-react. Any suggestions or Ideas?

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    The bordatella vas is very misleading and rather worthless since it does not protect against all strains of the virus. Your dog can still develop kennel cough with a bordatella vaccine.

    Usually kk passes without needing treatment unless it worsens. You do need to keep her away fom other dogs until 2 weeks after her last cough.
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    If you think the dog has KC, you can give buffered vitamin C and echinacea to boost the immune system. If the dog starts coughing alot, you can give human Robitussin pills. 1 usually in each meal is sufficient.

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    Mine had a similar cough about a year ago. The vet visit wasn't too expensive and the meds were quite cheap as well. If I recall correctly he was given some antibiotics that cleared him up in no time.

    Mine was coughing more frequently, though. He'd wake me up at times as he'd go into a coughing fit of about 4-7 consecutive raspy, deep coughs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigBrownDog View Post
    The bordatella vas is very misleading and rather worthless since it does not protect against all strains of the virus. Your dog can still develop kennel cough with a bordatella vaccine.

    Usually kk passes without needing treatment unless it worsens. You do need to keep her away fom other dogs until 2 weeks after her last cough.
    This ^^^^

    Personally, I wouldn't worry too much unless it gets worse.



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    She is scheduled to get spayed in to weeks. Will this be an issue?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dmora View Post
    She is scheduled to get spayed in to weeks. Will this be an issue?
    I think you should call the vet. Usually, they are very helpful on the phone and it might save you some bucks.
    This forum is a Know-it-all forum. Post on your own risk. Beware of being preached by a group of dog owners here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dmora View Post
    She is scheduled to get spayed in to weeks. Will this be an issue?
    If she is still coughing, yes. If it's KC, it's contagious and they might not want her in the office let alone you don't want a tube down her throat while she his out for the spay when she is sick.

    FYI, antibiotics are a money generator for vets. For KC, it's a virus. Vets will give them right away and tell you to take them, but in reality you don't need them unless the dog gets a secondary bacterial infection. I would rather not put unnecessary drugs in my dog. So for the person who said the antibiotics cleared it up, maybe it did, maybe it didn't.

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