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Old 08-25-2011, 10:26 PM   #1 (permalink)
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We got Ninja last Sunday evening, just spur of the moment strangely enough he was in a pet store, we have had 2 other boxers,so it was rather a fast decision, they said he had kennel cough and was on his second round of antibiotics and his last dose would be the next morning,which we gave him. It's been 4 days after his last dose and he still coughs and kinda gags sometimes with phelm. He went to the vet the other day, not ours but the one the petstore makes you use within so many days or you void the pups warranty. Does anyone know how long this lasts, and any other experience with this??? I have never owned a dog with a cold, they were only sick right before they passed from tumors, and renal complications. He plays eats and acts fine but his cough is a little gross is this normal?
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Old 08-25-2011, 11:45 PM   #2 (permalink)
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If he is coughing up any phlegm, or has any nasal discharge that is green or yellow, he needs antibiotics, otherwise it should clear on it's own. If he is eating and playing as normal you shouldn't have to worry since he was on meds. It is like a human cold, can take a little bit for the cough to go away. You can give him a teaspoon of honey - this will help soothe his throat. If he seems to be getting worse or loses interest in eating and playing, then go back to the vet. - your own (regular) vet. Not a bad idea to schedule a checkup with your regular vet anyway.

Hope Ninja is feeling better soon .

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If he is coughing up any phlegm, or has any nasal discharge that is green or yellow, he needs antibiotics, otherwise it should clear on it's own. If he is eating and playing as normal you shouldn't have to worry since he was on meds. It is like a human cold, can take a little bit for the cough to go away. You can give him a teaspoon of honey - this will help soothe his throat. If he seems to be getting worse or loses interest in eating and playing, then go back to the vet. - your own (regular) vet. Not a bad idea to schedule a checkup with your regular vet anyway.

Hope Ninja is feeling better soon .

ditto here, and I would scheduale an appt my vet asap just to give yourself peace of mind and the honey is a great suggestion and maybe peanut butter to help coat the throat but that might be to thick/sticky
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We had a pup with that once and they had us give the pup the childrens dose of the purple triaminic. It was also on antibodics for it but that cough meds really helped the lil guy.
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Ok thanx, he seems to feel pretty good just in the morning and evenings the post nasal drip seems to set in, the phlem isn't colored just looks like drool but its hacked up instead. Yeah, the cover the visits while he's under warranty, but it makes me weary cause it's their vet, I feel like theyll say anything is fine, until the warranty is up.
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My other dog daisy, a yorkie, got kennel cough from the groomers once and I was told to have a humidifire in the room she was sleeping in and it helped her out a lot
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That is correct. Same situation with the pup we had that had it.
Maybe the cough meds would be a good thing to try in the evening. I would probably do it on a full tummy just because I know Boxers can have sensitive tummies.
Make sure what cough med you choose is okay to give the dog. I understand the purple triaminic is okay to give (as I said that's what our vet said to get) we never had any problems using it. I think I have seen on this fourm someone saying Robitusin but you would want to search that to confirm
Hope that lil Ninja baby is up to par soon!!!
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Here is what's safe for dogs (cough medicine wise)

Canine Home Cough Remedies - Supressants and Expectorants

Expectorant (to help with mucus):Robitussin Maximum Strength Cough Syrup – 1 teaspoon per 20 pounds orally every 4 hours as needed. Check the label to make sure the medicine does not contain ibuprofen or acetaminophen. Look for products containing Guaifenesin and/or Dextromethorphan
Cough Suppressant:
Robitussin Dm, Benylin Expectorant (destromethorphan) or Siltussin DM (Silarx) - Look for products containing Guaifenesin (100mg) and Dextromethorphan. While these products are not approved for veterinary use by the FDA they are common practice in the veterinary community.
Dosage: (10mg) per teaspoonful..5 to 1 mg per pound (or 1 teaspoon per 20 pounds) orally every 6 hours. The dose for Robitussin DM in small dogs is 1/2 teaspoon every 4 hours. The usual dose in large dogs is 1 teaspoonful every 4 hours.
Side effects:Number 1 side effect is sleepiness. If your dog shows other symptoms such as dry heaves and shows changes in behavior such as lethargic behavior, take your dog to the Emergency Room or veterinarian as soon as possible.
Precautions: Do not use these products with an MAO inhibitor such as Anipryl (selegiline) or Preventic Tick Collar.

Hope Ninja is feeling better soon.
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Thanks I think he might need the expectorant.........ugggg........gross.
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I just bought the Childrens Nighttime Triaminic (purple) today. My 4mos old pup has kennel cough. What dosage should I give him? And should I give it to him with food?
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