Dog Still Coughing & Reverse Sneezing One Year After Vaccination
by Annette G.
(Jackson, TN, USA)
We rescued a female husky the summer of 2012. She did have some itchy problems, but we were working those out naturally just fine.
The first of December, the vet's assistant administered the new Bronchi-Shield Bordetella Vaccine as we were preparing to board our Muttley Crew, something we rarely do. She, being the husky, Diamond, aspirated part of it and a lot of it went down the outside of her neck. The assistant grabbed another vile of the same type vaccine and successfully got that one down her.
Shortly after that, a few hours, she started coughing some, not bad. Vet said she would be fine. In a few weeks, her lungs sounded horrible to the second vet we took her to and the vet felt she had gotten Kennel Cough.
About a week after that, taking back to the second vet clinic, they felt now, she had severe bronchitis and was working on pneumonia, said lungs sounded worse than ever. We drugged her up and started her on Temaril P. All was well, a long with any itchy skin we had not managed to resolve.
My problem is this: Any time I take her off of the Temaril P, while yes, she gets some itchiness going again, but her reverse sneezing starts and then the horrid coughing. She eventually gets almost as bad as before, just horrid coughing and working towards bronchitis and I won't let
it go any farther, I put her back on the Temaril P.
Two vets say it's probably just allergies, leave her on this for the rest of her life. It has a steroid in it, I can't give this to her forever, that's wrong! It can damage her in so many other ways can't it?
This did NOT start until the oral bordetella vaccine situation. I am lost. Could it be from that and if so, how is that so? How on earth would the vaccine do this? I know vaccines are overused, I work my hardest to NOT overuse them but I do on the occasion, go out of town. No one will board them without the vaccines and I have no one to house sit.
Is there any other way I can treat her? Help her lungs? We've checked everything, she shows to be fine. Well, we haven't checked her heart other than listening and says it's sound beautiful.
She is a Siberian Husky rescue. She runs like crazy...after all, she's a husky. Just a nut ball and has not issues with anything as long as she's on the meds.
She will be 2 in December. I'm lost and scared for her future. I can deal with the skin issues without the meds, but not the lungs, I don't know how.
Thank you, and so sorry for the rambling, I am at my wits end.
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