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Question about puppy runny nose.
03-06-2018, 03:50 PM,
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Question about puppy runny nose.
About 10 days ago, my 5mo female puppy has developed a cough. When we took her to the vet last Wednesday (2/28), he prescribed doxycycline for kennel cough. Although her coughing fits have decreased, she is breathing with enough mucus in her upper respiratory tract that you can hear it. In the past few days, she has developed a runny nose that is exacerbated by going on a walk. See photos attached. I am wondering if this is normal for a dog with kennel cough or should we be suspecting something else. We have though that she could have allergies (her eyes are often productive as well). Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Starts out like this: https://imgur.com/R4WZ1Rb Ends like this: https://imgur.com/eCceuYL https://imgur.com/wnJfZdx
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03-08-2018, 12:56 AM,
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RE: Question about puppy runny nose.
There can be quite an amount of phlegm with kennel cough. When the dogs cough, they will hack a few times and then end with a terminal gag which is ultimately bringing up phlegm. Mucus can also escape from the nose as you are seeing. Running the bathtub or shower with hot water running so that there is a lot of steam and letting your dog breath some in may help loosen up secretions in the nasal passages. If you have a humidifier that can help too.
With allergies, I would expect the nasal discharge to be watery and clear.
Does the breathing sound you hear seem to come from the nasal passages or the lungs?
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03-08-2018, 01:06 AM,
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RE: Question about puppy runny nose.
Poor baby, I looked at the pictures, I can't tell though the color of the discharge whether white or yellowish. A green or yellow discharge can be indicative of a viral infection (like distemper was he vaccinated for this?) or a primary bacterial respiratory infection. Is it coming from both nostrils? If it's white discharge then usually this is a sign of irritation. Is your puppy is playing, eating, drinking and acting pretty normal otherwise?
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