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So as many of you know, we nearly lost Tucker (our 2.5 year old black male) on Sunday night due to a massive seizure/seizures. By the grace of God (or whatever higher power you believe in :) ) he pulled through and is home right now, playing with Quacky (his stuffed duck). Unfortunately, he now has kennel cough. I kid you not. On Monday, as we were celebrating Tucker's return, we got a call from Steve's aunt whose cottage we had been at the weekend before - 'Ruby (Sheltie) has kennel cough.' At the time, Tucker showed no symptons. All three dogs there had been drinking out of the same water bowl BUT we assumed he was safe. Tonight when I got home from work, a very excited Tucker begin the whooping cough that is indigenous to KC sufferers. Frig. Tucker has been vaccinated EVERY year, but this is the SECOND time he had gotten KC. Of course, I immediately called the vet and we are heading back tommorrow.

Oh lah! I am not asking for good thoughts/prayers as you have all been generous enough in that department and it is only KC - there are more dogs here that need them. Just wanted to keep our peeps in the know!
Tucker is certainly no worse for the wear.

Dude, Kennel Cough sucks ... look how stressed I am ...
 
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feel better soon, tucker. you are still in my thoughts andprayers, big guy.
 

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Poor Tucker...they can be just like kids sometimes, one thing after another some months it seems....
Get better soon Tucker!
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Big smooches to Tucker and hugs to his mom and dad - you guys have been through so much with that boy! Hang in there and keep the faith. You are still in my prayers.
 

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Ahhh poor Tucker you cannot catch a break can you. Well you are still in my prayers for no more seizures so we will add you kennel cough to it also big guy. Feel better soon.
 

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Oh no, Tucker!! ::) Hope you're feeling better soon, buddy! :D
 

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Oh, Tucker, I am so sorry you have KC -- at least it isn't as serious as before -- keep resting and you will be in my thoughts and prayers.
 

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Feel better, Tucker. All 3 of mine got it after I got home from the Potomac. There are so many different strains out there....still better to have the vaccination but as you found out, it's not a guarantee.
Love that picture of him..he looks completely relaxed 8)
If the cough gets really annoying for him, you can use robitussin cough medicine. I bought the gel caps rather than struggle to pour the liquid down their throats ::) I used one cap at night so they could get some rest. ( and me too :laugh:)
 

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Feel better, Tucker. All 3 of mine got it after I got home from the Potomac. There are so many different strains out there....still better to have the vaccination but as you found out, it's not a guarantee.
Love that picture of him..he looks completely relaxed 8)
If the cough gets really annoying for him, you can use robitussin cough medicine. I bought the gel caps rather than struggle to pour the liquid down their throats ::) I used one cap at night so they could get some rest. ( and me too :laugh:)
Oooh good to know about the Robitussin, thanks Susan. This should be fun, there is an incident in this household called the 'Pepto Bismol Disaster of '06' where, in an effort to give Tuck the PB it ended up on the couch, his body, me ... everywhere but in his belly ;D The boy doesn't like meds that cannot be hidden in cream cheese.
 

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Aw man...if it's not one thing, then it's another, huh
Speedy recovery for Tucker.

Love his pic! :-*
 
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