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Old 05-28-2005, 02:52 AM
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hi i dont know if this is a health issue or not but here goes

i have a cavalier king charles puppy (11 months) he makes a throat clearing noise and used to do it once a day but now it is much more often is this something to be concerned about or is he just clearing his throat


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Old 05-28-2005, 03:50 AM
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you might want to have him checked out for kennel cough.
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Old 05-28-2005, 04:08 AM
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can u explain kennel cough he been home since he was 5 months old can u tell me what that is


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ok i did some reading and now i know what it is and the site i went to says the best treatment is no treatment just some cough med to help him thorugh

you agree and could it be something else
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Old 05-28-2005, 07:33 PM
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kennel cough can have different causes - viruses, bacteria and mycoplasma. the bacteria and mycoplasma respond to treatment with antibiotics, but viruses don't. but even then secondary infections might develop, possibly even pneumonia.

if a dog has a good immune system, it can usually fight it off on it's own within 2 weeks or so. but if symptoms worsen (nasal discharge, abnormal lung sounds, acting depressed etc.) you must take him in for treatment.

also, keep him isolated from other dogs until he is completely over this, kennel cough is highly contagious.
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I'm not too familiar with spaniels, but don't they sometimes have sinus problems ???
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Old 05-29-2005, 02:08 PM
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it seems to be getting better but if he still has this after one more week off to the vet he goes
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Old 06-01-2005, 01:44 PM
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hey guys his coughing is all gone he only had it for about 3 days

he is going for a check up in a wek anyway
so ill tell the vet all about it

thanks guys
i get to be a lil bit of a worrier with this lil guy he is so awesome

i never had a dog that was this way

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