Kennel Cough - update - now swollen lymph nodes
UPDATE BELOW THIS ORIGINAL INFO
I am not sure that I know what kennel cough sounds like, but Reba has been coughing today. Sort of a hacking sound and like she is trying to get something out of her throat.* *I called the vet's office and have an appointment for tomorrow afternoon.* *Just what do they do for kennel cough?* *An antibiotic?* *Or do you just let your dog ride out the storm?* *I am very cautious about Reba and antibiotics.* *It seems like every time I treat her for something, she winds up having a seizure.* *I definitely do not want a steroid.* *She does not act sick, but may be just a little melancholy.
I do not remember when her last kennel cough treatment was, but she is probably almost due.* *The concensus here is that there are so many strains, that it is probably not going to prevent getting it.* Right?
Halle seems to be okay.* *Not sure just where Reba would pick this up.* *She has only been to the park where we frequently go. We did 'dog sit' last Saturday for a neighbor.* That dog was not coughing.* Oct. 15 was our first ever use of FrontLine Plus.* Other than that I cannot think of anything out of the ordinary.
UPDATE SATURDAY MORNING
By the time Reba's Friday afternoon vet appointment, she was not coughing very often.* *But I kept the appointment anyway, because she was almost out of thyroid meds and I want to make sure we are good to leave on a 2 week trip at the end of the month.* *Isn't that when the kids always get sick?
The vet said that Reba's lymph nodes were swollen.* Temp was okay.* *Now she is on amoxitabs for 2 weeks.* *So far, so good; no negative reactions.
Any ideas on what can cause swollen lymph nodes?* We go back in 2 weeks for a recheck.
Judy, mom to Reba, the Lab, and Jalapeno (Halle), the JRT