Cowart's Common Room

Hello to the Owls.!

All seems very quiet in the skool, hope you had a lovely weekend whatever the weather. Yesterday Sunday the weather was such a change to what lovely weather we had been having in East Anglia. It has been bucketing down all day, still raining and that nasty fierce wind is still blowing.

I was up part of the night with Daisy, very deep croaky cough she had, bless her. So on Sunday morning I rang the Vet out of hours and took her along straight away. Diagnosis - Kennel Cough. Was given an antibiotic injection and from later today she will begin a course of tablets for four days. Eating and drinking well and not coughing quite so much now. I think she may have caught the cough when I took her to the grooming parlour to have her nails clipped last week, Kennel Cough is obviously air-borne.

Just made a cuppa before lamps out later.

If you can't sleep and there are others on line then have a natter here.

Night Night, & Sweet Dreams.
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Posted at 5th Mar 2012 - 12:31AM   Posted by Camilla   I CAN'T SLEEP CHAT POST Comments: 8

Camilla's Avatar Goodnight Owls, bed is calling me, eek.... it''s blowing around 90 miles an hour here.!

Sweet Dreams, see you later today.

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Posted by: Camilla on 5th Mar 2012 at 01:18AM

Blackbird's Avatar Oh Camilla, I hope Daisy is feeling better soon- what a worry! I'm so glad that they were able to do a quick diagnosis and provide a cure as well. Perhaps you should give the grooming parlor a quick call to let them know.

I'm resting up from my sister's visit and Sam is here late tonight before heading back to school as he and some friends spent the weekend at the beach. We had glorious sunny weather yesterday and now they are saying we may get some snow tomorrow. We must be heading toward spring with such changeable weather.

Hang onto your hat with your wild weather and keep Daisy company on the sofa in front of a fire.

Sweet dreams, owls and larks.

Posted by: Blackbird on 5th Mar 2012 at 04:26AM

Fennie's Avatar I think that's what I have - kennel cough - though I wouldn't wish it on Daisy. Hope she gets better soon. Should I go to a vet? Yes, the nasty wind came even here - and the rain and our crocuses have been eaten by molluscs.

Posted by: Fennie on 5th Mar 2012 at 09:28AM

Withy Brook's Avatar Nasty, kennel cough. But she will be OK with the medication. It is many years ago that we were plagued with it. You can get them injected against it, you know. In fact if you are going to put them in kennels, you have to.

After -1C last night, the sun is shining. It is quite hot in it but cold in the shade and a bit of a cold wind - not like yours sounds to be though

Posted by: Withy Brook on 5th Mar 2012 at 12:11PM

Camilla's Avatar Thank you for your best wises for my Daisy. She had her first half of her tablet today, seems to be much better and she had a good night which is brilliant. I shall never put Daisy in kennels but if I did than I would have the annual injection for her.

Hope your nasty cough too goes soon Fennie, brandy and honey before bedtime me thinks.!

Posted by: Camilla on 5th Mar 2012 at 06:00PM

Inthemud's Avatar Oh poor Daisy, hope she will be better soon.

Posted by: Inthemud on 5th Mar 2012 at 07:19PM

Mountainear's Avatar Hope Daisy is feeling better. Kennel cough is not good - we learned the hard way and now both dogs have a squirt of the vaccine up their noses once a year.

Posted by: Mountainear on 5th Mar 2012 at 09:17PM

Patsy's Avatar Sorry Daisy wasn't well Camilla with kennel cough. More of a nuisance than actually dangerous. You are right to say that it is airborne so can be contracted wherever dogs congregate...kennels, dog shows, parks ...and grooming parlours as you mentioned.
Prevention is a vaccine once a year, administered as drops up the nose, not an injection. The vaccine is designed to only replicate in cold areas ( ie the nose) thereby creating an immune barrier to incoming viruse. Nifty stuff, huh?

Posted by: Patsy on 6th Mar 2012 at 11:54PM

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