Hello everyone, i just want to give you a little history on our situation, we just recently rescued 2 american bulldogs,female 2yrs,and male 1yr and 6months,from our local dogpound, they're both so well behave and very well loved,the female is doing spectacular adapting to her new family was very well taken care but the old owner gave her up,they had to move couldnt take her,but the male(from a diff household) was very thin and was just neutered same day we adopted him,2 days later he developed infection on his testis and got the flu all at the same time,his testicules got swollen,it was very bad,poor boy, we took him back to have the dogpound vet check him,however he told us he'll have to removed his testicules but we have to take him back home same day because of the flu,to me that sounded very bad and soon i couldnt belive him, we took our poor boy back home right after the operation and the vet gave us Cephalexin 500MG, for 10 days, he has recovered from the operation and has gained weigh,he's becoming a beautiful dog, but he's still sneezing some from the flu/cold, we are planning taking him to the vet right after his done with his meds, but my questions is, has anyone gone through a dog's flu/cold, i was just wondering what's there to it and if it's save to bring him into the dog's hospital like that, although he's a lot better he doesnt sneeze that much,but the first VET at the pound said he coudnt stay in their facility not to have a flu epidemic?...any pointers for when i take him to the vet? any suggestions... i would love to have him fully recovered, we have kept the female away from him since we brought him home,because of the flu as much as possible, any suggestions?
When you go to the vet, they will probably give him a shot for bordatella if he hasn't already had it. Common name : Kennel Cough. (It's contagious, so if he's got it, make sure your second is vaccinated, too.) Other than that, one of my bull terriers developed a slight repiratory infection after a romp in water. She had a bit of nasal drip and sneezing, and that was enough for me to get her to the vet! Your vet should be able to give you a good idea on treatment, just make sure he knows your pets history and prior medications. Good luck, I'm sure he'll be up and getting used to his new forever home in no time!!
Amber Regional Rescue Liaison - Bull Terrier Club of America