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She is showing some signs of Kennel Cough but the vet thinks it may be a bacteria infection. The problem is she attends daycare at this vet clinic so I think that's why he is saying this. He put her on Tribrissen which is used to treat both....ummm. I think this is where she has picked it up.
Of course Tuesday she was in daycare while I had exams and Tuesday night she had O.B. class. I phoned the instructor to let him know what was going on and he was going to phone everyone in the class...just in case. She has also had her Bordetella vaccine, so much for that!!
Anyways, I have upped her Vit.C a little, is there anything else that would help?? :sadcry:
 

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Thanks for the tips, unfortunately I had to give her the vaccine because of daycare and I think o.b. required it also. She had the vaccine awhile ago.
 

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waiting said:
I did exactly what dobesanddragons did. My vet even told me to get the cough syrup at the pharmacy. There were no prescriptions involved at all, and she was seen by our vet. Was just a time thing, was soon over. Our kennel cough was picked up at the shows, some people are rude and don't stay home when they should.

Well the strange thing is she is not really coughing but when straining against her collar she sounds flemy-if there is such a word. She is sneezing and has a little discharge from her nose. Maybe it is a upper rep. infection? Either way she does seem to be getting better, you would never know she was sick otherwise. Either the drugs are getting her better or it is just run it's course.
 

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Murreydobe said:
I'd be careful about giving a doberman Tribrissen, it's a sulfa drug. This breed is known to be overrepresented in weird side effects with sulfa.

There are many different strains of bordetella, the available vaccines only provide protection for a few of them. However, vaccinating for it can help to minimize how sick the dog might get if it develops kennel cough.

She has been on them since Tuesday with no side effects so far. I looked the drug up in my Vet. manual and am watching for any.
 

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doberkim said:
your vet is right, it doesnt sound like kennel cough at all.

i still wouldnt give a doberman a sulfa drug.

So what would you prescribe then??
 

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O.K. I have a recheck on Tuesday I will talk to the vet about it if she is not better by then.
 

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I normally go to a vet that is more experienced with dobes (*******'s breeders vet) but she is almost an hour away. It is obviously worth the trip.
 
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