Runry Posted March 24, 2015 Report Share Posted March 24, 2015 Hi everyone, this is my first post and I would like to introduce Scout, my gorgeous 9 week old border collie pup we live in Tasmania. I am after some advice regarding a problem she has had since I picked her up a week ago. She had what sounded like a phlegmy nose on the first night and would cough a little whilst sleeping and it would wake her up. She is super active, happy, drinking and eating as normal, no other problems at all and she doesn't cough at all when she is awake. I made her some chicken soup yesterday and she napped soundly during the day without coughing so i thought she was ok but last night she woke me up a few times with her coughing. (she sleeps in my room for now) It's almost more like a choking than a cough, like she is trying to hack something out but nothing has ever come up. I did take her to the vet after that first night but they said she was fine, and she is until she tries to sleep. The breeder is sending me some antibiotics but i'm not keen on giving them to her unless she really needs it. I also have no problem taking her to the vet again but i'm just wondering if I could get some advice before I act on this. If it's likely to be just a little cold that she will get over in time then I am happy to ride it out. Also,( sorry this is such a long post) I am also wondering what peoples opinions are on keeping dogs inside until after their 2nd vaccinations? I work from home so I am with her all day, we have 5 acres and no dogs around. We don't have a fenced yard but I have been spending time with her outside while she explores, she loves it! We actually spend allot of time outside because it keeps her really stimulated and watching her discover new things is beautiful. She does eat allot of wallaby and rabbit poo if I can't stop her in time and this really worries me but she is wormed so I'm hoping it won't hurt. I have read so much online about keeping dogs inside until they have had their 2nd shots but I feel like she would miss out on so much. Am I being completely irresponsible? That's about it for now, thanks for reading my post. Angela Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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