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aerrowoffate July 4th, 2012 11:39 AM

Respitory Infection?
 
I have a blue heeler dog, apprx 16 months old. He has been kept updated on all of his shots and has been inoculated for kennel cough (two weeks ago) When i took him to the vet for his shots and inoculation, he was displaying no symptoms and everything checked out.

For about the last three or four days i have been noticing heavy discharge from his right eye; worst in the mornings. I have been self treating this with a saline wash that seems to have helped (the discharge has decreased in volume and has gone from a yellowish colour to a clear color.) At no point has his eye seemed to bother him or cause him pain.

Now i am noticing sneezing, some backwards sneezing, and occasionally he gags. His sneezing fits are not violent or long lasting (usually he sneezes 1-3 times) Nor does he seem bothered by it. He really does not seem to be in any pain, or affected by this at all, his appetite is not affected, and his energy levels seem about normal.

MaxaLisa July 4th, 2012 06:12 PM

This could be from his vaccines. I would support with vitamin C (Ester C preferably), and see how he does. If he gets worse, off to the vet.

Barkingdog July 4th, 2012 08:09 PM

[QUOTE=MaxaLisa;1042553]This could be from his vaccines. I would support with vitamin C (Ester C preferably), and see how he does. If he gets worse, off to the vet.[/QUOTE]

I would ask the vet how much vitamin C the OP dog would need , I would think
the the weight of the dog should be taken inconsideration.

MaxaLisa July 5th, 2012 01:02 AM

[QUOTE=Barkingdog;1042557]I would ask the vet how much vitamin C the OP dog would need , I would think
the the weight of the dog should be taken inconsideration.[/QUOTE]
Typically it's bowel tolerance. Gradually increase until you see loose stools, and then back off. Any holistic vet will be able to help with dosage, convential vets not so much.

Barkingdog July 5th, 2012 01:43 PM

[QUOTE=MaxaLisa;1042565]Typically it's bowel tolerance. Gradually increase until you see loose stools, and then back off. Any holistic vet will be able to help with dosage, convential vets not so much.[/QUOTE]

That is good to know. I did not know you could give dogs vitamin 'C' tablets.

MaxaLisa July 6th, 2012 11:13 PM

I just use the powder and haven't had trouble with it. But I usually use sodium ascorbate instead of Ester C.


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