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A small breed of dog and kennel cough isn't something you want to mess around with. It is the result of a type of bacterial infection that they can rapidly spread to each other.
The scientific name for it is Tracheobronchitis. You will find that those who have had it in the past six months likely don't get it when it goes around again in that time frame.
However, they will likely get it again after that short period of immunity.
If you are raising these small breed of puppies you don't want them to get sick with kennel cough. It can be a very serious health concern and it can prevent you from being able to sell them.
It will affect adult dogs too though if they aren't protected. This illness is serious and it makes the dogs very ill. They may become weak, not eat well, and some even die due to various complications.
The verdict is still out about the use of antibiotics to treat it. Some vets readily offer them to help the dog recover much faster.
They may also offer pain killers so that the dog won't be so uncomfortable. Others vets are hesitant to do so as they know the dog will build up a resistance to antibiotics from using them.
They want to reserve prescribing them for another time should a more serious health concern arise.
However, it has been an issue that sometimes the pup will develop pneumonia from this cough. This can be extremely dangerous and even deadly.
The use of antibiotics early on will prevent this from happening. So it can sometimes be offered by the vet just as a precaution to offset further health concerns.
Subscribe now to our Free Yorkshire Terrier Newsletter report.A common treatment is to use a small dose of cough suppressant to offer some relief. If you can get a supplement of Vitamin C into their system, that will help them as well.
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