|Barked: Thu Nov 29, '07 3:52pm PST |
|I posted a topic before about my foster dog coughing a lot, and hacking up spit. I didn't know what it was, and thought maybe it was from the slip collar. But the first day, she just coughed a little, and the second day, she got worse, and is still the same, with the spit hacking, coughing stuff. I think it's kennel cough b/c I read the symptoms of kennel cough, and it sounds exactly like her. When we got her, the staff at the shelter gave her the bordatella vac, but she could have had it before that, right? And they start coughing a few days after they get it? The dog in the kennel next to her had it, sooo...? I've seen a lot of shelter dogs get it.
I've got a 10x10 ft kennel outside I'm not using. I want to put her in there to keep her away from my other 2 dogs for a couple of weeks. (I just hope my other dogs haven't caught it yet.) But it can get cold outside. (This is Louisiana, so not like, below freezing or anything, but pretty darn chilly and windy) And I don't want her to get worse from being in the cold weather. What should I do? Put her a warm blanket in the dog house? Would hay be warm enough? I'm not sure... Any suggestions?
ETA: Should I put tarps on the kennel? If so, on what sides? (north, south, east, west?) I'm confuzzled. =/
Edited by author Thu Nov 29, '07 3:54pm PST