Kennel Cough?

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Baxter's dad

Boxer Buddy
Hi all,
All the dogs that Baxter has been around has not had any symptoms of kennel cough. A couple of days after we took him to the dog park is when he started to have this hacking cough. We took him to his vet & he put him on antibiotics for 10 days. This was a little over 3 weeks ago. His vet said it would take 3 weeks to clear up. It seems to be getting worse. So back to the vet we are going. Has anyone here had this problem? Any suggestions?

Baxter's dad


Completely Boxer Crazy
I would want my vet to take a look at his lungs to make sure it's just kennel cough and not pneumonia. Two of my babies have had it before and it was kennel cough that got worse--three weeks is a long time and for it to be getting worse, I would definitely want more tests! I hope he starts feeling better soon!!! poor baby....


Reasonable Moderator
Staff member
Kennel cough will usually last for about 3 weeks. Antibiotics are not going to help unless there is some secondary infection involved as kennel cough is caused by a virus. The overuse of antibiotics causes bacteria to become resistent to them and they should never be used just in case. :(

Moving to the Health Issues Forum.


Boxer Insane
I agree with all the above.....also....childrens robitussin was the most effective thing we encountered with Sasha!! Used it like clockwork and she was better! Hope your baby is better soon!
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