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ahi ahi, looks as Oberon catched kennel cough- despite never been in a kennel! apparently in this season there are bursts of this desease around.. :((
He's been coughing and with nasal discharge since last Tue.. Poor Obi, is so distressing.. Has anybody had this nasty experience? the vet said they prefer not to give antibiotics/antinflammatories - despite the discharge, which is a clear symptom of batteric infection I would guess- and see if it clears in two weeks time.. unless it goes worse of course..
shame on us we didnt the vaccination.. we though it was only a need for dogs going to kennels, while, apparently, KC is anywhere:(
I use this company http://www.barkingmad.uk.com/ and they are really wonderful.. actually they charge a bit more than the (cheapest) kennels, say 20£ per day (there are kennels from 10-12£ up to 40£ for the superluxury, here). But the advtantage is that they do a one-to-one service so the dog has the whole attention of a family, and when Oberon sees their van he runs into it without even look back at us!! Seems *he's* the one going on holiday! Not sure if there is something similar in australia! best
Hi silvia. Sorry to hear Oberon has kennel cough. Would you believe it,his brother Steo has it too!!! We've got antibiotics as he was quite bad with it compared with 6 year old Finn who got it from his deerhound friend !
Hope he is well soon.
Oh Sue, I am so sorry!!! Oberon cleared in ~1 week, but in the end without antibiotic, fortunately it looks it was not too long. He became addicted to his evening dessert of milk and honey, but that's another story ;)
I hope Steo will be well soon!!! It was so distressing to see Oberon with the nasty cough:((
Some years ago when we were showing 2 IS's they caught it and the vet suggested we always kept Benelyn (Cough Mixture) and give a teaspoonful to ease the cough.. Has anyone else had this advise?