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|06-01-2012, 01:17 PM||#1|
Join Date: Jul 2010
First time posting at this forum
And it's also my first puppy!
I just got a yorkipoo puppy that is nine weeks old.
He has coccidia and is being treated with Albon.
He's only been with me for a week but he's had a rough one.
He is the sweetest, most playful, cute little puppy~
But he developed this coughing/hacking noise on Monday night.
I took him to the vet on Tues morning to get it checked out and to pick up the Albon prescription but the vet said everything sounded fine.
He was only coughing once or twice a day on Monday and Tuesday and then Wednesday he started coughing more during the morning and at night. I think it may be kennel cough.
This morning he woke me up at 5AM due to his coughing.
I called emergency services and they said to watch the puppy and to call the vet first thing in the morning and that's what I did.
The vet said that the Albon had antibiotics so to continue giving him that and to see how it goes. She also said that the antibiotics may make him seem worse for a bit and then it should clear up. If he should stop eating and drinking, then I should bring him in.
He was still eating and drinking well last night and this morning so I'm thankful for that. But he did seem a bit more tired. I don't know if it's because he's just sick and he woke up an hour earlier than normal.
I work during the day and can't get home during lunch so he's usually alone during the day (I know many of you will chastise me for keeping a puppy at home alone during the day, but like most of us, I need to work to make a living. Please refrain from commenting on that particular topic. I provide the most loving home I can for this cutie. I would, however, appreciate any help/advice on caring for a puppy with a full-time job Thanks).
I was just wondering if anyone has had a puppy with coccidia and kennel cough at the same time and how long it took for the puppy to recover.
I gave him some honey this morning and it seemed to help a little but is there anything else I can be doing?
I hate to see the little one so uncomfortable.
Help and/or comments please!!
|06-01-2012, 03:02 PM||#2|
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There is no cure for kennel cough. Antibiotics are prescribed as a preventive against it developing into pneumonia. If you have a warm mist vaporizer this will help with the cough. If not turn the shower on in your bathroom and let the room steam up. Take puppy in there several times at day.
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|06-02-2012, 08:32 AM||#3|
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Many, many, of us keep our dogs home during the day. However, your pup is 9 weeks old and really belongs with its mother until 12 weeks. If you can have someone check on your pup throughout the day or dogsit until her health improves that would be great for your pup.
If not, I didn't see where your vet diagnosed the pup? If possible, take a video of your pup coughing so the vet can see. Also, coughing can indicate many things including heart issues. Please make sure your vet is checking for everything and if need be get an ekg and/or ultrasound.
Good Luck I hope it gets better soon.
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|06-02-2012, 09:52 AM||#4|
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|06-02-2012, 10:51 AM||#5|
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One other I've read about, but have no idea how to do, is to use a "video/computer monitor that is set up in the room he stays in", and then you can remote view how he is doing.
But if there is any way to have a neighbour check in on him several times a day while he is unwell, that would be safest way.
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|06-02-2012, 11:20 AM||#6|
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Thankfully my husband and I have a work schedule that usually allows one of us to stay with Gizmo when he was younger and now. However, he ended up getting kennel cough twice when he was only 10 weeks and it's scary. I do recommend him having someone check on him especially being young and sick.
Another thing you may want to ask your vet about, is when Gizmo gets a little cough (he has allergies) my vet recommended giving him a .5 CC of Robatussin DM I believe it is. But please double check this with your vet.
Stay strong, I remember will all the health issues I had with Gizmo there were many times that I literally lost my mind. But this too shall pass....
Taryn Momma to Gizmo AKA Monkeyman
My husband, daughter, son, and dog make me who I am
"My goal in life is to be as good of a person my dog already thinks I am."