The symptoms are more noticeable in the mornings, but they are shown at other times during the day, really just the odd sneeze or sniff, nothing much.
I think the symptoms are worse in the morning, not because it is morning, but because they are getting up from a long period of rest.
Thank you for your response.
Thank you for the additional information. I'm likely not to pursue such a presentation unless my patient were worsening or his quality of life suffered. Because primary bacterial infection is rarely found in canine noses, the administration of antibiotics should be avoided as it is more likely to be harmful by selecting for resistant bacteria.As I mentioned above, you can have a PCR panel performed in order to identify the presence of the common infectious agents - both bacterial and viral. This is a pricey test. You can also test the allergic etiology conjecture by administering a short course of a low dose glucocorticosteroid such as prednisone. The response to such therapy should be dramatic in the allergic patient. Antihistamines such as acrivastine (Benadryl) can be given at a pediatric dose but this class of drug isn't reliably effective in dogs.Please continue our conversation if you wish.
I am concerned that we look after other peoples dogs often, and some of them have the same symptoms (some have not) which makes me think this is contagious. Young dogs that play together, mouthing etc. seem to be the worse for picking up the symptoms.
In all cases none of the dogs are showing any signs of ill health.
If your diagnosis is correct, and it certainly sounds as though it could be, will it clear up on it`s own, should vaccination take place while they still have it and is tracheobronchitis what we commonly call kennel cough?Thank you