Hi i need help. I have a litter of puppies that are almost 8 weeks old. They have had this cold since july 1st. Took them to the vet paid over $500.00. Vet prescribed Doxcycycline 1 daily for ten days. About three days ago back to the vet and gave them 1cc of Baytril a white shot Another bill for $318.00 and still have a cough. They are very playfull they have a full appetitte and overall very healthy. Why won't this cough go away. By the way very little to no mucucs. Just won't stop coughing. HELP PLEASE OH I ALSO GIVE ROBUTUSSIN DM 2.5CC 3 X DAILY. could there be something wrong with them. Vet hasn't helped me.
My dogs are recovering from kennel cough too. One of my dogs got over the cough in just two days, but my other dog has had the cough since the second week of July. She just finished her antibiotics and prednisone and now she's on cough syrup, the pediatric robutussin, three times a day. She's still coughing, but not as much as last week.
I think it's just something you have to wait out. My vet told me that kennel cough is much more than just the cough, it affects their and suppresses their immune system drastically, making cough recovery a long time in some cases.
Just keep giving them their meds, and keep a close watch on them and take them to the vet again if you feel the need is that great.
Both my puppies showed symptoms of kennel cough about one week after bringing them home. It took weeks - and even months for my lil boy - for the cough to stop. As long as they are eating and drinking and are otherwise healthy, it's pretty much just a waiting game for it to go away.
If you notice any change in their appetite or activity, take them back to the vet. Otherwise, I think they are fine.
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