~This Time of Year
Just a quick note to let you know that Pushkin seems to have recovered from the kennel cough. Zula is doing better but still a work in progress. The amazing thing is that my 12 year old “mutt” had no symptoms and she and Push shared a kennel. ~Marie
From Lara–Kennel Cough
~Reaction to Kennel Cough shot when combined with other vaccine
Sage is doing better each day. I started a vaporizer Sunday night and the vet said I could give her half a Mucinex. He called back Monday, so I started that Monday night. She quit coughing up snot and foam sometime on Monday.
Boy did that snot smell bad. I know I have a sensitive nose, but ewww! She never quit eating or drinking and was mad when we left her behind to walk the other dogs on Sunday.
One case in Salem and the other happened in Spokane. I think that speaks volumes–be careful in public places. The vaccine is not recommended for the Weimaraner, but it may be necessary. Please vaccinate separately–do not combine with other vaccinations such as rabies, or a booster. It costs more, but it is so worth the extra trip.
~Not Welcome Here
I recently had to make a quick trip to my mother’s home in Arizona. Because my purpose for going was to take her car, and bring it back to Oregon, I had to fly down and could not take the dogs. I boarded them in a kennel that I have used for 21 years with no problem. I picked up the dogs on Sunday, and both Push and Zoo have kennel cough. Both dogs have been vaccinated against Bordetella but as you know that is only one of many types of kennel cough. Zoo coughed so hard that she ruptured a small blood vein in her throat. Push has a cough and massive amounts of snot (sorry about the colloquialism) coming out of his nose. Kennel cough is airborne and extremely contagious. Dr. Welch gave me a cough suppressant to give them but said no antibiotics since most strains are viral. He also said to keep the dogs quiet which at this point has not been difficult as neither one of them seems to feel very well.
I thought you might want to share some information about kennel cough in your blog since you reach so many Weimaraner owners.
We are so dreadfully sorry to hear the news. Kennel Cough is like the human cold–easily shared and not welcome. Click here to read how your pet can contract Kennel Cough –or other upper respiratory infections. When there is an outbreak, it is wise to limit exposure–but not always possible. Get well soon!