Chicky’s cough just won’t go away; mom Shai is concerned

Chicky has a chronic cough, mom Shai is concerned. Photo: Shai Ali

PRAY FOR: Chicky, 10 yo. Chronic cough. Lord Jesus You know how disturbing this cough is for Chicky and mom Shai. We ask that You would be gracious to heal Chicky’s lungs completely. Please calm her coughing. Help mom Shai to find ways to soothe Chicky’s body to quiet the cough. Give her the wisdom that comes from You alone as You impart it to Your people. In the Name of Adonai Rapha. God our Healer. Amen. <3 Caren

Shai Ali 1-17-20: This is your post on the group: I did heartworm test, tracheal collapse x ray, boichem and xray on chest all was negative…. diagnosis was sterile bronchitis 😏 and elevated liver enzymes which was probably because if the doxycycline she was on before tests…
I just really need her to get better and I don’t know what else to do except pray…😔

Exodus 15:26 And He said, “If you will give earnest heed to the voice of the LORD your God, and do what is right in His sight, and give ear to His commandments, and keep all His statutes,** I will put none of the diseases on you which I have put on the Egyptians; for I, the LORD, am your healer.” **If Jesus is our Lord and Savior we need only to believe fully in Him, then we will long to serve Him, He satisfied the law/commandments with the sacrifice of His life, death and resurrection.

Why was she on doxycycline and how long has it been since she’s been off?
Shai Ali
She was on it for the respiratory problem
She’s been off over a month
She was further prescribed codeine and prednisolone which did not help in any way
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Oh dear part of the problem could be that that’s a whole lot of medication for a Little girl. Did she have pneumonia or bronchitis?
Shai Ali
Sorry for my late response…but the vet said bronchitis
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Ok, that makes sense bronchitis can take a very long time to get over. How old is she?
Shai Ali
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Her age would also play a factor. Please send me several pictures of her to choose from. 💗🙏 Caren
Shai Ali
Let me know if you receive them
Prayers for Pets
These are good, thanks!
Does it sound like she’s coughing up phlegm when she coughs?
Shai Ali
No it’s a dry hacking cough
Sometimes she wretches like if she bringing up something from her airway but nothing comes up
Like a gag Additional info posted by Shai Ali 1-18-20: She saw two different.vets and did heartworm test CBC and Bio chem also x rays…there were no lung sounds, no enlargement of heart muscle, no heartworm, no tracheal collapse…only finding was elevated liver enzymes which could be due to the use of doxycycline and her final diagnosis was sterile bronchitis…

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Here are some things that may be helpful: an essential oil diffuser or an ordinary cool mist humidifier air that is too dry can cause coughing. Essential oils like Eucalyptus can be helpful for larger dogs; proceed with caution with toy breeds as they are very sensitive. If you use any herbal product proceed with caution, using tiny amounts to diffuse into the air and carrier oils for topical products. Licorice root tea or extract drops can be mixed with raw honey and used as an effective natural cough syrup. One of our community members swears by this natural homeopathic formula. Also, always use a harness with small dogs especially; they are prone to a collapsing trachea.

Anita Chaplin, certified Canine Nutritionist: …a cool mist humidifier is a safe bet, no need to add any essential oils. Giving the dog 1 tsp. honey (for a [toy] dog) 3 times a day, or mixing 1 tsp. with food (for every meal). If the dog will not take the honey you can mix it with some warm water and give orally with a syringe (needle removed, of course) I like raw Manuka honey, it has the highest antibacterial properties of any honey. It’s not cheap, but worth the price. Anticipate a week or two for the dog’s cough to heal. Any signs of issues breathing or lowered stamina, contact your veterinarian.
Remove any collar from around the dog’s neck, this makes breathing easier.
I haven’t used Vick’s for several decades. I do not like that it’s petroleum based, and it does contain camphor, which could be harmful when used around dogs. Better safe than sorry.
For my own use, I make a beeswax based herbal vapors, works better than Vick’s. Hope this helps. 👍

Anita Chaplin, Talk to the Paw-All About Dogs

For asthma, bronchitis or pneumonia

This manual treatment called coupage or percussion can help when a cough is accompanied by lung congestion. With pneumonia, a Vet can prescribe Albuterol and nebulization to help bring mucus out of the lungs. This is a nebulizer, tubing. A mask is necessary for use with a pet.