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    been bk the vet reckons its the breed its them grunting they even asked the main vet who agreed the kennel cough was nearly gone and the grunting coughing was the breed type .....unbelievable ,so more antibiotics so totally dislusioned with vet now
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    surely any vet should be able to tell the difference between kennel cough and the noise a bulldog generally makes

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    surely any vet should be able to tell the difference between kennel cough and the noise a bulldog generally makes
    one would think..... but not necessarily
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    Buddy caught Kennel cough from a dog at the local dog park where I took him this past summer. The dumb owner ( or lets say ignorant) just kept bringing his dog each day to the park. A few of us mentioned to the owner that the cough sounded bad and he should take his dog to the vet ect. Well I think it was about 6 ppl's dogs who got it. I took Buddy because even though he was an adult his cough was deep and horse sounding and my vet guessed as well ,it was kennel cough. I do not think there is a test for kennel cough. There is a vaccine ( bordatella) if I remember correctly but evidently kennel cough itself is like the flu or a cold and several virus's cause it. Buddy got better after a few days of medication but it is still extremely contagious for 5 to 6 weeks I believe. Hope he is feeling better.

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    The way it was explained to me- there is a blood test you can but it needs to be done very early on. Thing is, no one knows their dog is sick until the symptoms start so the test is pointless.

    My vet was able to diagnose based on the video I showed her of him coughing. But yeah, it's not a definite type of diagnosis, it's just based on the symptoms you describe to your vet.


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    You definitley need a bully savvy vet. The minute I took Tyson to our vet he knew what it was. After the first round of antibiotics didn't seem to do what it needed to he had me come in and then he ran a blood test. He was able to decipher that the KC needed a different strain of antibiotics. He gave me the new one, didn't charge for the follow-up and things improved greatly after that. I would definitely check the list of tried and true recommended vets and hopefully one will be close enough for you. Good luck. It really is miserable hearing them honking away.
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    eric had to go back to breeder as the problem was alot more complicated than just a cough /kennel cough

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    Really sorry to hear it. Do you mind sharing what the diagnosis was?


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    @Paul Stott - like @dolphin mentioned above, great idea! Also, I've put the humidifier on for Tyson when he was having some issues, it seemed to help him sleep better. So if you have one, turn it on for him, and place it near him. I just used a small stool to prop it up near where he sleeps! Hope he gets to feeling well soon!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Stott View Post
    eric had to go back to breeder as the problem was alot more complicated than just a cough /kennel cough

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    oh wow, I'm really sorry to hear that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Stott View Post
    eric had to go back to breeder as the problem was alot more complicated than just a cough /kennel cough
    Hello, Paul, I went back to your former postings (which I had missed)
    and wondered as to the Vet's correct dx after incorrect one of kennel
    cough? Are these experienced BULLY Vets because a rattling noise in
    his chest IS NOT normal even for a bulldog, I'd be concerned


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