Doppler is a little under the weather. It doesn’t seem serious, but she’s got a touch of kennel cough. It probably from her stay while we were out west.
Considering she’s been inoculated and her friends had to show proof of inoculation it’s pretty strange. It happens.
Her affliction doesn’t seem serious because she’s her usual self… except when she’s trying to clear her throat. Dogs and phlegm. Bad combination.
Her appetite remains. She’s just as anxious to doze on the sofa. Even the vet says it will run its course, though he threw in a prescription. We have to give Doppler a pill twice a day. Pill Pockets to the rescue.
Thankfully, my trusting dog doesn’t suspect an ulterior motive driving my new found light night snack largess. She hasn’t figured out there’s a pill wrapped inside. That’s why it’s crunchy!
Shhhh. Don’t tell.
10 thoughts on “Doppler Is Under The Weather”
The bordatella vaccine isn’t 100% effective.
Maybe next time you’re away she should have a “sleep-over” wth her brother just to be safe?Bet they would both like that as well.
Oh sweet Doppler….so glad she has such diligent parents! Looking very comfortable on the couch there doggy!
It’s awful when our pets are ill, but she’s getting great care. Thank goodness for Pill Pockets! I remember the wads of cheese we would use to hide pills and it wouldn’t always work! Down went the cheese and the pill would be on the floor! LOL Get better soon, Doppler!
Sweet baby! Hopefully “its course” is a short one!!
Cream cheese footballs –
cheese rolls up nicely on spoon with pill inside-
It just slides down! he never even knows
Pill pockets he is wise to and spits out Pill every time.
Hope Doppler – and both of you! – recover quickly.
Unfortunately the kennel cough vaccination is not 100% foolproof. My dog got it twice from the same boarding place and their attitude was so what? My old girl was elderly and infirm and it took a toll on her. We never boarded her again until she died about 4 years later. Doppler is young and healthy, she will be fine, as disturbing as the cough is. Poor thing. I’m sure you are giving her tons of TLC!!
Remember your friendly neighborhood (I travel) dog sitter!! 😉
I was told at the food and grain store that the ingredients in Pill Pockets are not the greatest. They are made by Greenies, who had a problem with dogs choking on the their bones. My lab has to take 2 pills for seizure every 12 hours, every day. I have been dipping them in yogurt (he likes strawberry banana), and he scarfs them up. If out of yogurt, I used whipped cream. Just one squirt, then put the pills inside the cream one at a time. With both yogurt and whipped cream, he likes to lick my fingers after, the sign of a rave review!
I use a oyster cracker. Just split it open with your finger nail, smear on some peanut butter and the pill. Close it up and it disappears. Very cost effective.