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Old 12-12-2008, 01:05 PM
 
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Jackson is a 6 year old Queensland Heeler(blue) and for the past 3 weeks he has been coughing up clear mucus, gooey-like, and is retching. His eyes look droopy. He still has all the energy he had before, except at night, he is restless, can't sleep well, and brings up the mucus. We have tried the pepto bismo, the robitussin, and the rice-chicken diet and none has worked. The other doggie is fine. He has all his shots, including Bordatella and hasn't been around any strange dogs for 6 months. His food is the same (except for the rice we tried for a week) and he is drinking water as usual. Has anyone else had this strange illness and can tell us what it is???
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Old 12-12-2008, 01:16 PM
 
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Why don't you take him to the vet?
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Old 12-12-2008, 01:41 PM
 
Location: Maryland
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Sounds like he has Canine Chronic Bronchitis. Sounds like he needs to see a vet, pronto!
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Old 12-12-2008, 01:53 PM
 
Location: Visitation between Wal-Mart & Home Depot
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I agree that this probably requires a veterinary opinion but it could be an allergy. Dogs can have sensitivity to pollens, dust, cats, etc. etc.
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Old 12-12-2008, 02:02 PM
 
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He's got something - it sounds a lot like kennel cough.

You need to take him to a vet!
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Old 12-12-2008, 03:14 PM
 
Location: Some place very cold
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If it's been going on for three weeks, I'd say go to the vet.
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Old 12-12-2008, 06:33 PM
 
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OK, so we took him to the vet. The vet doesn't know. She said it could be kennel cough, but she didn't think so. She said he could have acid stomach, but she wasn't sure. She said it might be a seasonal allergy. Or it could be Valley Fever. This is why I try to figure out these things ahead of time and try my own remedies. So, we paid the bill and got antibiotics and went to Walgreens to get Pepcid AC. Its hard to save money when its someone(a doggie) in your family.....
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Old 12-12-2008, 09:20 PM
 
Location: Deep in the Heart of Texas
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Blood tests and X-rays can help diagnose Valley Fever. If the vet thought your dog might have pulmonary VF and didn't do either, I'd ask why. Valley Fever can be, and often is, fatal if not treated properly.
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Old 12-12-2008, 09:35 PM
 
Location: NC close to the MTs and near the lakes.
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OK, so we took him to the vet. The vet doesn't know. She said it could be kennel cough, but she didn't think so. She said he could have acid stomach, but she wasn't sure. She said it might be a seasonal allergy. Or it could be Valley Fever. This is why I try to figure out these things ahead of time and try my own remedies. So, we paid the bill and got antibiotics and went to Walgreens to get Pepcid AC. Its hard to save money when its someone(a doggie) in your family.....
Our Papillion has the same thing and it is acid stomach. We have to give her one fourth of a pepcid every night and something to eat like a milkbone or any treat before she goes to sleep. She has had no problems for two years now.
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Old 12-16-2008, 03:44 AM
 
Location: County Mayo Descendant
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OK, so we took him to the vet. The vet doesn't know. She said it could be kennel cough, but she didn't think so. She said he could have acid stomach, but she wasn't sure. She said it might be a seasonal allergy. Or it could be Valley Fever. This is why I try to figure out these things ahead of time and try my own remedies. So, we paid the bill and got antibiotics and went to Walgreens to get Pepcid AC. Its hard to save money when its someone(a doggie) in your family.....
Did your vet take blood tests and urine sample and stool sample? If so did you get results.

IMO the vet has too many could be's and might be's.

usually a pet is given pepcid when it is taking a precribed medicine from the vet, some presribed meds cause stomach upsets which the vet usually will give you the pepcid or will give by injection.

If this does not clear up, I would go to another vet. Hope this helps some. Hope your pet is better today.
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