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    8 month old Frenchie cough.. Can't get rid of it.

    Hello FBN. I have been reading a few threads on here to see if anyone has the same symptoms my Frenchie is having. The first time I took him to the vet, they treated him for Kennel Cough. But the cough did not go away. The second visit, they treated him for distemper and also gave him a dewormer. Those didn't work either. He's been on amoxicillin, prednisone, Hydrocodone, and doxycycline. The prednisone minimized it for about 5 days, then when I was told to give him half a pill every other day, the cough immediately came back. So needless to say, Nothing has helped his cough go away. We have about 35 days left in country before we head back to the US. His cough has gotten worse at night where he hacks and sometimes spits up white foamy thick saliva. During the day, when we go for walks or ride in the car, the cough would be gone.. but as soon as we get back home, the cough shows up again. When we play, he would cough in between. But when he plays by himself, he wouldn't cough as much. This was about 2 weeks ago. Now, he coughs bad in the morning, during the day and at night. I believe it is getting worse. He sleeps sometimes with his head hanging off the bed I think it makes it feel better for him. If anyone has any idea what it could be, I would be grateful. The vet here in S. Korea wasn't very helpful. Last visit, she said to wait til we get back to the states to have him checked out. My concern is 35 days is still a long time for my Chance to have to endure a cough. Thanks for listening..

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    Re: 8 month old Frenchie cough.. Can't get rid of it.

    Have they checked his soft palate?


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    Re: 8 month old Frenchie cough.. Can't get rid of it.

    Not yet. The Vet in Korea does not have the capabilities to do that. So I have been researching soft palates but haven't seen any that mention a cough, just breathing problems. So I wasn't for sure if the soft palate surgery will help the cough go away.

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    Re: 8 month old Frenchie cough.. Can't get rid of it.

    Quote Originally Posted by j6debo View Post
    Not yet. The Vet in Korea does not have the capabilities to do that. So I have been researching soft palates but haven't seen any that mention a cough, just breathing problems. So I wasn't for sure if the soft palate surgery will help the cough go away.
    I would have it evaluated once in US.

    Can you get video?


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    Re: 8 month old Frenchie cough.. Can't get rid of it.

    I posted a link. were you able to see it? Is it ok for him to cough like this for another month tho? Here is another video:

    https://youtu.be/w1hArTudvug

    https://youtu.be/9ed_POiPYV8

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    Re: 8 month old Frenchie cough.. Can't get rid of it.

    Quote Originally Posted by j6debo View Post
    I posted a link. were you able to see it? Is it ok for him to cough like this for another month tho? Here is another video:

    https://youtu.be/w1hArTudvug

    https://youtu.be/9ed_POiPYV8
    That sounds like kennel cough.... @Cbrugs


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    Re: 8 month old Frenchie cough.. Can't get rid of it.

    should I have him get treated again for it?

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    Re: 8 month old Frenchie cough.. Can't get rid of it.

    here's another night one.

    https://youtu.be/Znuts_xDsyE

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    Re: 8 month old Frenchie cough.. Can't get rid of it.

    Sorry to hear. Vet shouldn't have used doxycycline in a puppy as it causes permanent discolouration of teeth, although you probably aren't as worried since Chance is a dog. Normal antibiotic for kennel cough/ pneumonia is amoxicillin/clavulanic acid for 2-4 weeks. Also try to give Chance some probiotics during treatment ( at least a couple of hours after antibiotic dose ) and for a couple of weeks after.

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    Re: 8 month old Frenchie cough.. Can't get rid of it.

    Quote Originally Posted by j6debo View Post
    here's another night one.

    https://youtu.be/Znuts_xDsyE
    Quote Originally Posted by Honeys Owners View Post
    Sorry to hear. Vet shouldn't have used doxycycline in a puppy as it causes permanent discolouration of teeth, although you probably aren't as worried since Chance is a dog. Normal antibiotic for kennel cough/ pneumonia is amoxicillin/clavulanic acid for 2-4 weeks. Also try to give Chance some probiotics during treatment ( at least a couple of hours after antibiotic dose ) and for a couple of weeks after.


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    Re: 8 month old Frenchie cough.. Can't get rid of it.

    South Korea doesn't have the best vets as I am experiencing, so why the vet here gave doxy to him, idk. But Everything worries me about Chance, he may be a dog, but he is my fur baby.. He was treated with Amoxicillin for 2 weeks. Still no change. He's been taking probiotics for a month now. usually in the afternoon. He has another vet visit today. Found a clinic that speaks better English, so hopefully they can figure this out. Thanks.

    Playing this morning... https://youtu.be/O3M7CJu4uEQ

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    Re: 8 month old Frenchie cough.. Can't get rid of it.

    It's really hard to hear on the videos, but what I hear is possibly an elongated palate.
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