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I picked up Oakley from the local animal services office on Feb. 7th. When we got him they told us that he had kennel cough, but he received treatment for it. His coughing was maybe once or twice a day for 30 second fits. On top of this his nose would run from time to time.

Recently it's gotten better... at least from what I've observed... I have seen him coughing almost daily, but only for a moment or two. (5-15 seconds). When he is coughing I look at his body to confirm it's a cough (chest moving) vs. a gagging or vomitting (stomach moving).

It's been over 5 weeks, and he's been to the vet twice in this time span, for shots, and checkups... on the second one the vet asked if his coughing was gone and I mistakenly said yes, cause I couldn't remember an instance in the last week or so where I actually saw him doing it. (Oh, how I wish animals could talk) So... any ideas guys? give it more time? Ask the vet again?



Oh, on a side note... he also tends to chew on his paws, in my opinion too often. When he does chew, it looks like he's biting an itch, and he hasn't chewed any of the hair off, or caused himself any harm. I remember someone telling me that it could be fungal. I'm just wondering with him being a puppy, would growing pains cause that? (He's just over 5 months or so and still teething, maybe 1 or 2 left in there)
 

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When I brought home both of my dogs, they had KC and both had to be put on antibiotics before they would get better. Nubs in my Signature I thought I was going to lose between the stress of coming home and the KC. He was really bad off.

I'd call the vet and ask them what to do. It won't hurt, and you more then likly won't be charged anything except for the meds themselves.

What type of food is he on? He might have an allergy to something that is causing him to chew on himself. Both of my boys had allergies to Corn based foods and both had hot spots that they chewed on before the switch. Carter chewed on his tail base and Nubs chewed on his forearm.
 

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When I brought home both of my dogs, they had KC and both had to be put on antibiotics before they would get better. Nubs in my Signature I thought I was going to lose between the stress of coming home and the KC. He was really bad off.

I'd call the vet and ask them what to do. It won't hurt, and you more then likly won't be charged anything except for the meds themselves.

What type of food is he on? He might have an allergy to something that is causing him to chew on himself. Both of my boys had allergies to Corn based foods and both had hot spots that they chewed on before the switch. Carter chewed on his tail base and Nubs chewed on his forearm.

I've talked to the vet a couple times about it, and he says to give it time... I mean, I just don't know how much time to give... or if it's turned into pneumonia. I guess I'll give it more concern if it gets worse, as it is better then it was on day one.

He's currently on a mix of CS and Nutrience for Large Breed Puppy. I really hate giving him the Nutrience, but I bought it before I knew better and to throw away $50 right now would hurt a bit. The nutrience is almost gone, and I'm definetely switching him from CS to Orijen or Acana when the CS runs out in about 2-3 weeks, the only concern I have about Orijen is the high protein. So, Im debating Acana (same company) as its a midway protein of about 33%... as well it has less ingredients in it, so there should be less chance for allergies. Only downside is there is some grains in it, and there is a less meat content then Orijen.
 
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