I just adopted a one year old rescue chug (pug/chihuahua). I took him to the vet on Saturday to get him checked out and vaccinated. He was given the intranasal Bordetella. For the rest of the day, he acted like he was feeling sick, but that can be a side effect of any number of vaccines. The next day, however, he developed that awful hacking cough typical of Tracheobronchitis. In reading up on it, I've learned that it's actually not all that uncommon for a dog to develop mild symptoms of Kennel Cough after receiving the Bordetella vaccine. He no longer acts sick, and he hasn't had any diarrhea or vomiting; he has just been coughing like crazy for the past three days. About how long should I expect this to last?View Thread
Thank you so much! The worst of it lasted about four days, but he is doing much better now. He still has an occasional cough, usually when he gets really excited about something, but otherwise he seems totally happy and healthy. He is currently laying in my lap, snoring away.View Thread
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