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my mini australian shephard came home from the shelter with kennel cough. She has been to the vet and he gave her antibiotics and something for the cough. when does the disease run its course? anything i can do to help the coughing and ease up her breathing?
 

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My bassett puppy is just getting over kennel cough as we speak. She has had it for about two weeks and we just finished our antibiotics. She hardly coughs at all, but she still doesn't have a voice. She was at the vet on Monday and I was told that she should be 100% in about 3 weeks, and she should have her voice by then. Good luck, it is a pain in the butt!
 

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Kennel cough you can get from being around other dogs being in a kennel..etc.
I would suggest getting a regular bordetella shot (you get the shot every 6 months and its probably best to injectable bord.) The kennel cough takes alot out of a dog, I would make sure that I would provide her with plenty of water,and a vaporizer is not a bad idea and may help a small bit. But i would keep her from getting excited and try to make her rest as much as possible, so she can fight it off. But there is not much you can do, I would just keep a close eye on her and let the antibiotics run their course.I hope she gets better and keep us updated!
 

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she has just finished her antibiotcs. They seem to have helped and she hardly coughs anymore. She has a voice still but gets to excited to do or see anything. Her little butt shakes like crazy when she sees us. She has to be still when she is in her kennel but other that she loves to play and run. she has 2 go back 2 the vet soon...hopefully he will say she is over it.
 

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Charis,

Kennel cough is nearly NEVER fatal and does run its course. Like others mentioned it is just a big pain in the butt. It is more prevalent in younger dogs, (even the vaccination can CAUSE the disease in puppies that are younger than 6 months).

They best option is to vaccinate her the minute she is felling well again and continue to vaccinate as often as your vet recommends.

Many people make the mistake to not vaccinate there animals because "they are never boarded in a kennel." But if your dog comes in contact with other dogs in the neighborhood or at the dog park, or you take them to a groomer or any other place dogs are prevalent (even Petco), your dog is at risk.

Love and Luck,
Jenna
 

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I got a new dog from a rescue shelter on the 14th of Sept. I believe he has Kennel Cough. The vet gave him a shot for it. I've never really experienced Kennel Cough w any dog I've had. I feel horrible for him. I need to know what to do to help him through the coughing fits he has. I have put him in the bathroom while I was in the shower. Also, tried to keep his activity levels down. I'm not sure how much help I could be to you and your dog, it's been a while since you posted. But hope it helps to know your not alone. Thanks... Shannon
 

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Kennel cough is easy to treat with antibiotics. If your dog doesn't start getting better within a couple of weeks it is a cause for concern. Some dogs do have it longer (especially as the cause varies) but at least showing signs of recovery rather then no change or worse yet becoming more severe in symptoms. It sounds like she is getting better, but she could still be able to spread it to other dogs.

Kennel cough you can get from being around other dogs being in a kennel..etc.
I would suggest getting a regular bordetella shot (you get the shot every 6 months and its probably best to injectable bord.) The kennel cough takes alot out of a dog, I would make sure that I would provide her with plenty of water,and a vaporizer is not a bad idea and may help a small bit. But i would keep her from getting excited and try to make her rest as much as possible, so she can fight it off. But there is not much you can do, I would just keep a close eye on her and let the antibiotics run their course.I hope she gets better and keep us updated!
Bordetalla is only one of the causes of kennel cough.
 
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