Saturday, December 21, 2013

Toby gets a horrible cough!

December 16, 2013
Toby had a horrible attack of Collasping Treacea tonight! He was coughing and honking all over the place! We got him calmed down and massaged his back and chest. He ate some dinner no problem...
I think getting his butt shaved and then a shower and then a run around the yard was too much on the old guy I will be much more careful from now on to not over stimulate him

December 17, 2013
Update on Toby
After carefully diagnosing our situation. Dr Hann thinks Toby caught something airborne equivilant of the doggy flu Not transfered by human to dog but dog to dog. Joe says he has heard a new dog's bark in the area. We brought home a pharmacy! Dicloxicilline Something-codone for his cough and an anti-inflamitory.

He is ruling out collapsing trecea for now unless it gets worse. We didn't have enough to cover the cost of x-rays today. But if it continues or worsens we will bring Toby back later this week.

So far so good Toby has had only 1 bout of coughing since we got home. I was able to dose him pretty well with Joe's help without getting too much on Joe LOL

December 19, 2013

Update on Toby
He had 1 coughing fit this morning around 4am. I gave him a dose of cough syrup. He has not coughed since Continuing with the antibiotics and anti=inflamitory.

December 21, 2013
Medicating Toby:
First day Joe had Toby on his lap while I pushed the plunger on the suringe and got half of it on Joe's arm
Second day Toby took it with clenched teeth
Third day Toby bites down on the suringe and makes happy gurgling noises while licking it. I had to pry it out of his mouth
Forth day Today Toby sat down in the office on his own wagging his tail. He clamped on the suringe and guzzled it all without being held!
Oh and the stuff is like kids syrup it smells like cherries