Does anyone have any experience with this, with English Bulldogs?
Baxter has been coughing up large amounts of phlegm, almost every 30 seconds for the last several hours. He has had a kennel cough nearly 3 months ago, which never really seemed to go away. But it has been just a mild gurgling cough now and then. Today though, it's constant. And I probably could fill a large glass with the amount of phlegm that has come out of him.
I took him to a vet. Who was pretty much useless. He was jumping around licking and kissing everybody so she decreed him "fine". She listened to his lungs, but said they were "fine", then commented that with English Bulldogs "it's always noisy in there". :-/ she said he has no temperature. And x-rays only show a little inflammation in the lungs from coughing so much. Couple weeks ago when this kicked in, he had a normal white blood cell count. Which implies no infection either. So I don't know what's going on.
Despite all of that, She suggested I put him on doxycycline again. As his coughing finally went away on doxycycline a couple weeks ago. But now has come back with a vengeance and this phlegm... It's every 30 seconds, all over the floor.
For the first time, he's also physically looking absolutely miserable. He just looks at me like he's struggling. And he's very weak. I fear he's getting dehydrated from all the fluids coming up, but how do you get water into a dog that doesn't feel like drinking? Not sure if I should bring him to an emergency veterinarian, and just end up with another random guess like most vets seem to specialize in...