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Thank you, All, so much for your time and helpful advice!

Okay, we did something yesterday that may have been foolish but at the time his cough had gotten bad and after spending so much on vet bills and prescriptions, we decided to invest in a bottle of infant cough medicine. We gave a small dosage to Mack and after coughing up a big glob his coughing has subsided and he appears to be feeling better.

We won't be repeating the dosage.

I do love the idea of elderberry and honey! However, our fear of negative results after trying the infant medicine had us so on edge that if Mack does start coughing again, we will call the vet.

Thank you all, again! I appreciate you!!

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@redial Thank you, Len. However, she wasn't in a kennel.

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Our 3-year-old has a raspy bronchial cough. The vet did the usual dog tests and they all came back negative. One round of antibiotics, cough better but then worse. He's on fluconazole 300MG twice a day. One week in and his cough is worse and he's just not himself. Nose is cold and wet but he seems to be feeling worse. I know his cough is causing him a lot of discomfort. I'll take him back to the vet but in the meantime, can dogs have Robitussin DM? Any thoughts? Thanks!

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@mack-s-grandmom It upsets me that a dog so young should have such an unstable history. Right now, he's sick, he's got a chest cold that we are treating through our vet so my mind/thoughts are all consumed with that. Also searching for a clicker for training. Difficult to find a good one. Thanks again for your help!

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@eeeefarm thank you, that does make sense to me. Good advice

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@tanza thanks for the info and I have no idea when he was removed from his mother or who his first owner was (before my daughter who had him for a year.) According to Dallas County, he will be three in April.

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Thank you! Yes, we have started with the play ceasing when he gets too rough or starts nipping. Hopefully with time and consistency, he'll stop altogether. He's gotten into major trouble because of it. Someone where my daughter lives reported him for biting, he doesn't bite at all

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he started nipping at our neighbor's pant legs. He's done that to us as well, but only when excited in play.

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I haven't decided yet. I read something about yelping but I need to learn more about it. Until now we've attempted to keep him out of situations that would lead to nipping. Unfortunately, a situation arose on Thursday when he got loose with a dog we had recently adopted (an escape artist apparently) and he started nipping at our neighbor. I know it's all in play, but even a dog the size of a Basenji can be quite intimidating.

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Hi, my name is Ingrid and my husband and I are the proud grandparents of our daughters Basenji-mix, Mack. Due to a nipping issue, Mack is currently living with us. He's a great dog, sweet, loveable, playful, energetic, determined...and though we've had dogs in the past, we were far from ready for this great adventure!


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