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    Unhappy Sick puppy :(

    We just bought our bulldog Saturday, he was a typical happy puppy until last night when we noticed yellow mucus and coughing. I took him to the vet today and he was diagnosed with an upper respitory infection. The vet gave me antibiotics and told me to expect him to be lethargic. I have a follow up appointment in 7 days. I was wondering if anyone had a similar experience with their new puppy? He is only 10 weeks old and I'm having such a hard time watching the poor little guy hack. He didn't even touch his dinner. I know I should probably just let him rest and continue the antibiotics but I'm so nervous! Any words of wisdom for me and little Tank?

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    Mine had a URI at around 16 to 20 weeks. After getting a breathing treatment and being on meds she was starting to feel normal again. To help break up the crap in his head you can turn the shower on in the bathroom and let the steam help him out as well. At that age I would only do it for a few minutes at a time so he doesn't over heat.
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    I don't have experience with this but just want to send prayers Tank gets over this quickly

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    Poor baby, I would just be extra watchful, if he seems to be getting worse head straight back to the vet-- upper respiratory infections can quickly escalate into pneumonia.

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    Default Re: Sick puppy :(

    Mine had a uri at 10weeks, we gave steam treatment, & meds - I would keep a close eye on him


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    sorry to see this. Good luck to Tank.
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    I am so sorry your baby is sick. Sending best wishes that he gets better soon.
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    Default Re: Sick puppy :(

    another thing that can really help with the steam is some eucalyptus oil, a few drops in some steamy water (or a drop in the bathtub while hot shower is running, will clear out the sinuses of both human and puppy

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    can I ask where you got him from? this is (SADLY) very typical with puppies bought from a pet store. best wishes.


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    I am praying that your little baby does well, and has a speedy recovery.
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    I hope he gets well soon! Sick puppies are no fun. I don't have experience with this, but just let him rest and keep up on the doctors orders.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marine91 View Post
    Mine had a URI at around 16 to 20 weeks. After getting a breathing treatment and being on meds she was starting to feel normal again. To help break up the crap in his head you can turn the shower on in the bathroom and let the steam help him out as well. At that age I would only do it for a few minutes at a time so he doesn't over heat.
    Great advice. My baby had pneumonia at 9 wks and I would take her into the bathroom, steam it up and pat her on her side. We did that 2-3times per day. You can also use a humidifier if you have one. Keep an eye on your pup and if things seem to drag on or get worse be sure to get back to the vet!
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