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Thread: Cough and congestion?? Help!!

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    Default Re: Cough and congestion?? Help!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Newbulldogmom View Post
    I'm so sorry I've just got back on the thread to check the new comments. Here's the new long and short of the story...he of course went to the new vet and had X-rays. It showed lots of congestion and they couldn't see his heart. They sent us home with a strong antibiotic and steroids. After the two weeks of meds we took him back to the vet and they did another X-ray. It had greatly improved from the first X-ray but to me he still sounds congested and then started coughing up phlegm and spit. So I called them back and they have said he could possibly have a heart abnormality and possibly wanted to send us for an echocardiogram. I personally do not feel this is the issue. His cough is congested and bubbly sounding when he coughs. They finally did diagnosis him with pneumonia and from everything I read, his cough is indicative of that. He isn't coughing near as much now but I still hear the rattle when he breathes. They did give me another round of antibiotics which he is on now and will be for a total of three weeks. I am really beginning to wonder if it's what you all have suggested as far as the soft palette. If that's the case, does he need surgery for that or can he live a normal life with it? He's eating like a horse and playing normally. He's not lethargic at all and acts like he feels fine. It's just the "congestion" rattle that I'm concerned about now.

    Yes it is possible the palate... try to squirt a little lemon juice in his mouth/throat to see if it helps some. Keep a close eye on him to make sure the pneumonia is clearing up and be sure to finish all the meds.
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    I will try that. Thanks so much. He's doing much better so hopefully he will continue to do so!!

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