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Hacking Cough but Feels Good June 15, 2017, 8:56 pm

        I'm fairly certain our 9 wk old, 2 lb Morkie has kennel cough. It just started today, 8 days after bringing her home. (cough, cough, cough, hack). She's eating, sleeping and playing well, and she doesn't feel warm. We have 2 other dogs at home who are healthy - a 2yo, 6 lb Yorkie and a 13yo, 50 lb beagle/terrier. Should I call the vet or just let it run its coarse as long as she is acting OK? We had a well check last Friday which she got a clean bill of health and have an appt.next Friday for her next vaccine.      
Category: Common Conditions

Answer:

        I would start some home care to help with the irritation and cough.  There are 2 steps:
Use a humidifier or steamy bathroom for about 15 minutes 2-3 times daily
Pick up some guaifenesin syrup OTC at your pharmacy and give 0.1ml/lb 
     2-3 times daily.  Make sure it is guaifenesin only without antihistamines  
     Or dextromethorphan
If her attitude or appetite change let me know
Most healthy adults can handle exposure without much problem.