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|02-14-2010, 11:38 AM||#1|
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Oshkosh. Wi USA
Coughing in our Yorkie
One of our Yorkies, Fergie, on occasion will cough and wheeze. I understand about their tracheas being delicate. Anyone else have this and what is being done.
|02-14-2010, 01:04 PM||#2|
Join Date: Apr 2005
first off no collars! I know most know but just in case.
My poor Roxy (along with other ailments) lived her whole 12 years with collapsed trachea. I know when it happened too. I lived in a condo and she was about a year. Somehow I got away without tenant association complaining putting out a 20 foot or so leash tied to my terrace so so when I was home I would put her on it and leave the door open. She loved to lay in the sun so she could come and go as she pleased. Someone had this trained pet rabbit across the way who was out and Roxy saw him and bolted. She forgot she was leashed and I thought she broke her neck. I will never forget the scream. I ran - grabbed her, grabbed my keys and got her to the vet in less than 5 minutes. She ended up fine but that had the be the start of the collapsed trachea.
She was on a bronchodialator, and a narcotic cough suppressant (Hycoden) as needed which wasn't too often but it did mean keeping her from getting overexcited and in a/c out of the heat of the summer. We had a couple bad attacks over the year ending up in the emergency room but all in all it wasnt terrible. She was always a couch potato anyway so overexcitement wasnt an issue as she got older.
I would be first concerned with kennel cough though. We had that in my house this summer a couple weeks and I was a nervous wreck.
|02-14-2010, 02:11 PM||#3|
Donating YT 500 Club Member
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Weymouth, Ma
Just reading your past posts it sounds like you just got your pups and they are fairly young.. did you get them from a shelter? Or a place where there were a large amount of dogs?
It may be Kennel Cough which sometimes get worse at night time.. its sometimes followed by a gagging sound like they are trying to get up phlem. You will need to get them both to the vet as it is very contagious. After you go the the vet make sure you wash all the dog bowls bedding and leashes.. IN very hot water to remove the bacteria.
Id get them to the vet sooner then later as it can get very bad!!
Kennel Cough (symptoms and treatment)
|02-14-2010, 02:20 PM||#4|
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: auckland new zealand
My Little Yorkie has this problem too
I do hope that is right, anyway all the best for your little Yorkie