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Runny Nose and Sneezing

February 26th, 2004, 08:36 AM
Recently I noticed that my male chocolate lab has had a runny nose and has been sneezing. At first I thought it was allergies but now my female golden retriever is showing the same symptoms.
Is this just a cold that he's passed on to her or is it something more serious. They've had the symptoms for less than a week. :p

February 26th, 2004, 10:13 AM
Call the vet...could be allergies or could be upper respirtory. Either way you need a vet.

February 26th, 2004, 05:44 PM
Sounds like respiratory infection or kennel cough
very contageous
call the vet NOW and do not let your dog be exposed to any other dogs!! Let the vet know the symptoms before you make the appt as they will need to segregate you when you arrive.

Have they been vaccinated against Kennel Cough and were they exposed to any other dogs lately that may have made them ill?

If allergies dogs usually also end up having other symptoms such as itchy skin.

Any mucus / excessive drool?