Hi everyone - wondering if you guys can help me figure out what is going on w/my newest foster girl.
I'll have had her two weeks as of tomorrow - she was found in the middle of a busy road in a major city here in Michigan - no owners have come forward and we're assuming she was abandonded. So - we have zero info on her....she's clearly had pups previously.
Her breathing isn't the greatest - she needs to have her nares done and when I took her to my bulldog vet he also said she had tonsilitis, along w/the usual rescue ear and tail infections. She was put on an antibiotic and zyrtec - he said he thought some of her nasal discharge was allergy related.
For the first 5 days after starting the antibiotic and zyrtec she seemed to get better - have less nasal discharge. Then she started to get worse again. She started reverse sneezing and coughing and hacking. After seeing the trend was not heading in the right direction i contacted my vet again. He told me to give her 1 t of Robitussin DM for her cough.
I gotta say, Robitussin is a miracle drug - I gave her that through the weekend and didn't give her any before bed sunday night - i wanted to see if she still needed it, well - Monday morning she was coughing and hacking and a mess, so I started giving it to her again.
Listening to her, I am wondering if this is kennel cough - if she came down w/it in the days after going to the vet. She is still on her antibiotic until this Saturday - just wondering if any of you have experience w/any of this. Do they cough constantly? Without the robitussin she coughs and hacks a lot. We had wanted to have her surgeries done next week for her nares, rectal polyp and possible spay and i'm not sure that's a good idea - i'll discuss this w/the vet (of course).
Just looking for feedback from all of you - thanks!