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Dogs and colds????

Discussion in 'Off Topic Threads' started by ntgr8, Jun 22, 2010.

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  1. ntgr8

    ntgr8 Member

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    Can dogs catch a cold?? My 3yr old Springer is very listless and sneezing alot, she just doesn't feel good. Any treatment for a dog cold??
     
  2. H82MIS

    H82MIS TS Member

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    quit guessing,,get that dog to the vet,,,,please,,,
     
  3. Pocatello

    Pocatello Active Member

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    Sounds like symptoms of distemper - see your vet!
     
  4. Frank C

    Frank C Well-Known Member

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    I thought this was a thread about Hot dogs and cold beer.....
     
  5. wayneo

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    Dogs can and do get colds. They can also get allergic reactions to many of our human concoctions, like cleaning stuff, fabric softeners, furniture polish, etc. One of the worst for pets and humans, is fabric softeners, have you changed brands lately?

    Wayne
     
  6. loop02

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    Your horse can catch a cold from you, I don't know about dogs
     
  7. ddsflyer

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    The human rhinovirus does not affect dogs.
     
  8. emm2

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    My dog has allergies and sneezes a lot. Benadryl seems to help.
     
  9. wolfram

    wolfram Well-Known Member

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    I don't think they get colds but they do get sick. What you want to watch out for is fluid in their lungs, put your ear up to his rib cage and listen to him breath, if it doesn't sound clear or you hear a gurgling noise, get him to a vet .... he probalby has a respiratory infection.
     
  10. oskerspap12

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    Allergies(most likely).................Go see a Vet................They will give her Benadryl or some other antihistamine if that is the case.My old Lab had Hayfever something bad,but that was a little later in the year(around August)......................Good Luck

    D.P.Reynolds
     
  11. SilverShooter

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    Dogs get nose and sinus infections with cold like symptons...sneezing, mucus, watery discharge...and when they sneeze, it gets everywhere. Fun too watch though.

    Many meds that work on us humans work on them too.
     
  12. Auctioneer

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    For the sake of the dog stop trying to be a vet and take the dog to a vet. Alot of dogs have died because the owner thought he knew more then the vet.
     
  13. Gary Waalkes

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    If your wife or girlfriend or brother or sister or child or other loved one was sick, would you log onto TS.com looking for a cheap cure or would you take them to the doctor?
     
  14. maka

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    From young on my father and I have owned registered field Beagles. A vet who also had same, told me that dogs have very similar systems as humans. They get many illnesses humans get. He said thats why so many dogs are used in researching human desieses.
     
  15. BDodd

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    My daughter just got a dog from an alleged rescue place and he was suffering from "Kennel Cough" according to the place. The illness was checked by a Vet at her home town and the Vet described it as simply "Bronchitis" and caused lethargy and coughing especially when exercised or excited. It was promptly cured with medication.......breakemall.....Bob Dodd
     
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