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Old 08-02-2011, 01:24 AM
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If it's not kennel cough, what can it be?

My pup was exposed to a dog that had kennel cough (they did a face to face intro but didn't actually play).

A week later my pup gets a cough (also happens to be day after she got the last parvo shot) for about 2 days only and happened when she woke up or ran around.

My other dog got a cough last Tuesday and it also happens when he wakes up or gets really excited. Sounds like he's trying to cough something up. Mom took him to the vet but the vet says it's NOT kennel cough. She says his lungs sound fine and if it was KC, the dog usualy coughs a lot more all day long. So no treatment has been done. She suggests it could be allergies..

Any idea what else it could be? Also, if it were KC could my pup get reinfected again?
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Old 08-02-2011, 06:14 AM
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my suggestion is to get a new vet. That sounds like classic kennel cough in a dog that has been vaccinated for it, or a very mild strain of it in an unvaccinated dog. It can often be very, very mild and you only see it when they're excited or you put direct pressure on their neck, such as tugging on a collar.
Dogs with allergies rarely cough.
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There's nothing I can add to hotel4dogs' comment except "I agree completely."
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Hee, same as above.

The only thing I would add is that if your dog just has a mild cough in the morning or when excited, you can simply let this run its course.

My guy had kc last year and was vomitting and was lethargic. So we definitely had him over to the vet for a round of antibiotics (whether they did good or not) and advice for cough meds.

Meanwhile, you must keep both dogs at home or control interaction with other dogs. It may take 2 or 3 weeks to get through this. My vet said wait ten days after the last cough. <- I still took my guy for walks, but told everyone to keep their dogs away.
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I'm getting beat out for good advice here.

Megora's totally right to differentiate between mild KC that you can let run its course like a cold and serious KC that will need treatment with antibiotics (they don't affect the KC, which is viral, but they help prevent the dog from developing a secondary pneumonia that's much more serious).

Jax and Comet both got KC at the dog show last year (maybe longer ago, I forget). They're both vaccinated, but there are so many strains that even vaccinated dogs get it. Fortunately, vaccinated dogs tend to get it quite mildly, and all our two boys had was the occasional hack that sounded more like vomiting than coughing. It took about ten days before we heard the last cough (no vet visit), and we kept them away from other dogs for another couple of weeks after that.
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Sounds like mild kennel cough to me. My guys are all vaccinated and I find that usually if they get KC, it is mild. Also, the younger ones can be more severely affected... and the cough can also last for 3 weeks(happened one year with my six). Another thing that can cause a moistish cough is tracheal/lung migration of intestinal parasites like roundworms. The year that mine all coughed for 3 weeks each, I threw zithromax at 2 of them(the sickest ones) and it did not alter the course of the disease.
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Old 08-02-2011, 10:59 AM
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I also 2nd, 3rd, and 4th what everyone else has said. It does sound like a mild case of KC. In the past when our's have gotten it (fortunately mild cases) the Vet just let it run it's course with maybe some OTC cough medication. In none of the cases were the lungs ever affected, but it was still KC. Definitely keep your dogs away from other dogs for the next couple of weeks.
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KC is really weird. Chance got it last year from a rescue event, (there were a lot of shelter dogs there), but only coughed for a couple of days and the cough was very mild. Lucy never got it. My friend's dog, (we went together), got it and had to be hospitalized for a week, it was so severe. I'm sure it progressed into something else, I'd have to ask her.

Chance and Lucy weren't vaccinated, (I only vaccinate for rabies because it's the law), but her dog was.
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I agree that it's most likely KC too.
My son's pup, a rescue, had a mild cough for a few months after he first came home. I contacted the rescue, concerned that he could infect Ike, but was assured that Hunter had gotten his vaccination and was probably just reacting to the shot. Years ago, my bridge boy Sam developed a mild case of KC after he'd been vaccinated as well.
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yikes, was hoping it wouldn't be that! thanks for the help.

Do you think the pup that might have spread it would get reinfected with the cough again?
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