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Old 05-18-2009, 10:41 AM
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Default Boo is sick. :(

I'm worried...not blown up to full-fledged panic, but I'm defnitely worried.

Boo started coughing last night. A cough here or there. Nothing bad. Maybe 4 coughs in total between 6 and 11 pm. Then this morning I woke up to him coughing up this white foam, looked and saw that his side of the bed was wet from constant coughing. I put him in the playpen to minimize his movements and keep the foam in one location so I could examine it, and just in the past 30 min. he's coughed enough to make a pool of slime in one corner of the pen. It looks like he's now throwing up a little from the constant coughing too as I found a couple of food particles in the pool. No large pieces like he actually threw up.

You might be wondering why I haven't taken him to the vet yet? I hate this town. I HATE THIS TOWN!!!!!

My vet doesn't open until 8:30...sometimes the vet comes in at 9. The nearest emergency vet clinic is almost 2 hours away in Macon. So either way, I'm stuck here trying to comfort Boo and not lose another furbaby. Oh God, I'm thinking back to Poppet and I feel the panic starting. I"m trying to tap it down. Even my old vet in my hometown (who DOES do emergency calls) is 2 hours away in the opposite direction.

I've done some searching on it, and I think he might have scratched his throat. Yesterday he chewed on a pig tail. That's the only thing I can think of, but he didn't seem like he was choking on anything. Never coughed once while he chewed, ate some Cesars last night (around 10) without any problems. Hasn't been exposed to anything in the times between. I just don't know what's wrong.

Please let him be alright. And please let my vet do partial payments as I'm cash strapped after paying for Pearl. I hate this. God, I wish I had pet insurance right now. If I thought for a moment that something couldn't/wouldn't be done b/c of finances...
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Old 05-18-2009, 11:49 AM
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Awww, I can't be much help with diagnoses as I haven't dealt with something like this before, but I do want to say do't worry too much and just get him into a vet as soon as you can. I am sure he will be fine. We will be praying and keep us posted!
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Old 05-18-2009, 11:56 AM
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Awww, I can't be much help with diagnoses as I haven't dealt with something like this before, but I do want to say do't worry too much and just get him into a vet as soon as you can. I am sure he will be fine. We will be praying and keep us posted!
Thank you. I let him out for a bit, and that seemed to help as he came back without coughing, but I waited for a about 30 min. and sure enough he let out a little cough again. I'm still taking him to the vet though he seems better for right now.

I spoke too soon. Another loud cough and this one also had the white foam I've come to recognize so well.

Right now I'm just biding my time and counting the minutes until the vet's office opens up.
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sounds like kennel cough to me my bulldogs had exactally the same symptoms they were put onto antibiotics and it cleared up but would get to a vet asap lexi also had a cough like that went on for 3 mnth my vet thought it was lung worm as nothing we tried cleared it up until the panacur wormer please let us know
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Old 05-18-2009, 12:33 PM
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Oh try to stay calm.... Boo is in great hands, yours. Keep us posted. We love Boo!
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Could just be he has something stuck in his throat that he's eaten.Keep us posted.
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Praying that Boo is OK! Keep us posted.

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Thank you so much.

I called the vet and was told that I couldn't drop him off as it sounded like kennel cough and could be highly contagious. So I have an appointment at 10 today. Will be leaving in about 10 min. Boo is still producing copious amounts of phlegm and I've had to put him on a beach towel in the playpen again just to keep my floors from becoming saturated.

I can't imagine where he picked the kennel cough up from unless he got it from Pearl and Tilly. They're kept in a kennel-like atmosphere, but it's inside Jody's house. And they showed no symptoms while they were here. But Boo doesn't have any other exposure to other dogs besides them. He goes up to the neighbor's dog every once in a while, but she's not had kennel cough before and is vaccinated for it since my neighbor boards her now and then at the vet's office.

I hope it's kennel cough as that's fairly common and not dangerous, but on the other hand...I hate having to tell Jody that her chi pups have been exposed to a dog that has it. By doing me a favor and taking them in, she's putting her entire "pack" at risk. Oh boy. She's going to hate me.

Boo is up to date on his vaccinations, but I think the bordatella one is every 6 months, isn't it? He had it during his yearly, but I never took him back for the bordatella one b/c I never board him, he's never around other dogs, and the vet has never recommended that I do unless I board him.
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