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kennel cough

Because my dog interacts with other dogs  a lot, when he developed a "cough" I immediately took him to the vet. He had no fever, is eating and drinking normally and his activity level is normal - he doesn't at all act like a sick dog. I have kept him away from other dogs to avoid getting them sick. The vet diagnosed him with kennel cough and put him on Doxycycline 100 mg - he takes 1 1/2 pills twice a day. He started them on Tuesday.He has also had a Bordetella vaccine. His cough seems to be getting worse instead of better. We cut our walk quite short this morning because he was really coughing and coughing up a lot of phlegm (gray and pale yellow). I'm concerned that he may be getting worse though he still doesn't act sick.
Type of Animal
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Dog
Age of Animal
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1+ years
Sex of Animal
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Male
Breed of Animal
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mix (terrier, beagle, yellow lab)
Last date your pet was examined by a vet?
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January 24, 2011
City
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Troy
State/Province
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New York
Country
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United States
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It would probably be best to take your dog back to the vet for chest X-Rays to make sure that he is not developing pneumonia.  Especially since your dog's cough has evolved from a dry cough to a productive cough with colored phlegm.  He may need an additional antibiotic, cough medication,  and additional diagnostics such as a culture and sensitivity or a transtracheal wash.  
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