it could be, but the vet is a good idea because you never know. :) when cooper had kennel cough he puked phlem. i think kennel cough is the equivalent to people bronchitis...so there's lots of mucus going on. could definitly cause your dogs to puke.
Both viral and bacterial causes of kennel cough are spread through the air by infected dogs sneezing and coughing. It can also spread through contact with contaminated surfaces and through direct contact. It is highly contagious. Exposure occurs in environments where there are other dogs in proximity, such as kennels, dog shows, and groomers. Symptoms begin usually 3 to 5 days after exposure. The disease can progress to pneumonia.
Symptoms can include a harsh, dry hacking/coughing, retching, or gagging, especially in response to light pressing of the trachea. The presence of a fever varies from case to case. The disease can last from 10-20 days. Diagnosis is made by seeing these symptoms and having a history of exposure.
reatment and prevention Antibiotics are given to treat any bacterial infection present. Cough suppressants are used if the cough is not productive (nothing is being coughed up). The prognosis is good. Prevention is by vaccinating for canine adenovirus, distemper, parainfluenza, and Bordetella.
She seemed okay afterwards.... I think the throwing up was from an empty stomach. I'm now keeping food out for them all day... but it seems that they only eat once or twice a day anyways.
Pope- I gotta reschedule in the morning. A day I thought I had off this week wasnt the right day. So calling them bright an early in the morning and seeing if they can go in. I'm just trying to decide to take one of two in.... I know she will give me the meds for two... but Stryder's ears are all red again.