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NikonNick
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 25, 2018 12:36 am Reply with quoteBack to top

Hi, I have a 6 yr old bitch who has had quite a persistent "cough" for sometime which has been getting more persistent recently. Its a really loud hacking type of cough, kinda like there's something stuck in her throat but it never results in her vomiting etc. In past week or so she has become quite lethargic/slow too, its now a major effort to climb on to the sofa or bed, almost like she has painful joints or something. Her appetite is still OK and she's bright eyed but just seems to be "off" somehow. Taking her to vet this arvo but would be interested to see if anyone has had a similar problem. Cheers, Nick
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 25, 2018 10:25 am Reply with quoteBack to top

Sorry no experience myself but first thoughts are Lungworm or heart, hope you get some answers this afternoon, good luck and do let us know the outcome.

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 25, 2018 10:46 am Reply with quoteBack to top

It's easy to get a lungworm test yourself through the Wormcount.com labs. Collect poo sample over three consecutive days and then post off in the container provided. Relatively low cost and the result comes back by email within the next three days. I do this regularly for my two for peace of mind. Very Happy

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 25, 2018 10:49 am Reply with quoteBack to top

Hoping that all goes well at the vets and that she is feeling better soon xxx
Please let us know how she is.

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 25, 2018 11:41 am Reply with quoteBack to top

Maybe kennel cough. The vet will surely be able to help. Hope she is better very soon.

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 25, 2018 1:13 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Derwendolly wrote:
It's easy to get a lungworm test yourself through the Wormcount.com labs. Collect poo sample over three consecutive days and then post off in the container provided. Relatively low cost and the result comes back by email within the next three days. I do this regularly for my two for peace of mind. Very Happy


Me too Wink

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 25, 2018 1:35 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Hope she's ok. Please let us know how she gets on.

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 25, 2018 8:04 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Thanks for all the replies. Nothing nasty found yesterday by Vet...........has taken some bloods, she is wondering if there might be some sort of chest/lung infection going on which will show up in the results. Briar seemed to be a bit perkier last night but the coughing is still happening. Will keep you updated. Cheers
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 25, 2018 9:16 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Sounds hopeful as to the cause. Love the name Briar!

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 26, 2018 2:37 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

I assume the vet would do a heart check?
Keep us up to date please.

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 29, 2018 9:03 am Reply with quoteBack to top

Yes I was wondering about the heart too, I hope she did a check.

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