Examples of Kennel Cough:
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- Reverse sneezing (see below)
- Little bit of throw up
- Runny nose
- Goopy eyes
- Mild Lethargy or tiredness
To our right you'll see a great example of what 'reverse sneezing' is, as well as a general run down of what can cause this in your dog.
Just like us, dogs can get a stuffy nose with their cold. If your dog is suffering from a reverse sneeze in conjunction with a cough, you can run a hot shower and have them hang out in the bathroom to help breaking things up a little bit.
Signs of Pneumonia in Dogs:
- Deep cough
- Rapid breathing
- Difficulty breathing
- Appetite and weight loss
- Severe lethargy
Home Remedies for Canine Cough:
Mucinex is the particular cough medicine that we purchased. There are two dosages available, we elected to get the 600mg version because it's easier to break down for smaller dogs.
20mg per pound.
If you don't know your dogs weight DO NOT GUESS. A bathroom scale can be used to measure your dogs weight. Weigh yourself first, then pick up your dog and weigh both of you together. Simply subtract your weight to find out their total. If you don't have a bathroom scale, most veterinarian offices will let you weigh your dog without an appointment.
This is a nice way to ensure they are hydrated.
If you 'roll' the pill in the honey, your dog will likely lick it right up without hesitation! Although, if your pup is anything like our Annie, you'll have to go with the old fashioned manual delivery. Which we can show you how to do if you'd like!
This is a prime example of why we cover crate training so adamantly. If your dog enjoys their crate this becomes much less of a punishment and they will actually sleep and rest, which is exactly what we want!
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Sometimes you can help your dog break up that nastiness inside with a few pats. In the video to the left you'll see Sam patting Ellie as she try's to get the blockage cleared.
You don't want to pat them too hard. Use roughly the same intensity as you would if you were burping a baby. You'll want to pat just behind the shoulder blades.