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    I need some advice from those of you who have gone through doggy colds before. For the last 2 days, Koozer has been a little phlemy, sounds slightly congested, has bouts of sneezing, and has had occasional loose stool. All this is not normal for him. This morning, he woke up and had the tiniest bit of dried green discharge on one nostril. Other than those things, he is completely normal. He is eating fine, energy level is fine, drinking fine, etc. Could this just be a cold? Should I just watch him over the next few days, or should I bring him to the vet today? Much appreciated for the wisdom

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    Is the phlemy and sneezing only in the morning or does it continue throughout the day? As long as he is still eating and drinking without any issues I would give him a few days and see if he works past it. If it gets any worse I would consider seeing the vet, especially if he starts coughing and it sounds like he is having breathing issues. I've never had first hand experience with Bacon getting a cold, but I'm sure someone will be along shortly with some more advice, I'll tag a few people.

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    Does he seem to have a fever? It could be environmental allergies
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    I was thinking seasonal allergies too.
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    Since this is very much out of the ordinary for him, and he also has loose stools, I would take him to the vet. Their lungs can be compromised pretty quickly and I would just want to make sure they were clear. I hope he feels better very quickly. I know how we all hate it when our babies are not feeling themselves.

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    Default Re: Could it be a cold?

    The greenish discharge concerns me a little and might indicate a bacterial infection. I would take him to the vet to be on the safe side.




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    Green discharge means infection. Or, if your my Otis... your brain is leaking out. Either way he would benefit from some antibiotics.

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    I agree I would go to the vet. I could even be Valley Fever as well, which is common in the Western USA

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    I here w the rest, is there s colored discharge it usually means one kind if infection..along w sneezing, coughing etc, I would take him to the vet to be safe.

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    Both times duchess displayed those symptoms it was an upper respiratory infection.

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    @Twice beat me to it! Green discharge, either from a human or animal = infection. I'm dealing with a foster EB that has an upper respiratory infection that he's on meds for. Good luck! Keep us posted.
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    @Gfitz911 how is Koozer doing?

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