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I have had both forms of KC... bad and mild. When my Belle had it bad it was bad. She was coughing so hard she was vomiting. She had been vaccinated, and she was exposed at a public dog event. About 10 other dogs also contracted it. However my Maxine at the same event and lives with Belle.... did not. KC is a strange illness. Like the flu shot it only protects from the variety of flu you are vaccinated for.
Teddi got it a couple years later. I hardly knew she had it. She coughed a couple times a day, nothing violent, I wondered if she had something in her throat. Then talking to a friend about a get together they told me their dog got KC at "X" event. Well Teddi was there too. Made perfect sense. I did not do a thing to treat Teddi and she healed up just fine.
Last year Belle had a face to face meeting with a friends dog at the facility where I train. The next day she emails me... he has KC. Fortunately Belle did not get it that time.
I am a bit appalled your vet said definitely not KC. Sounded like classic KC to me too. Hope your pup is feeling better now.
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