JACK RUSSEL - MUCUS

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MY JACK RUSSE IS 16YEARS OLD AND IS NOW BATTELING WITH
ALLOT OF FLEMME (MUCUS). WHAT CAN I GIVE HIM TO CLEAR THIS, IT SOMETIMES SOUNDS LIKE HE IS SUFFECATING

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Phlegm in Jack Russell
by: Barry

Can you describe the phlegm a bit more? Is it coming out of your Jack's nose or anything? I'm concerned because of your Jack's age that it could be pneumonia or heart disease. I would definitely make the vet your first line of treatment if you haven't already.

Eliminate any irritating atmospheric pollutants, such as cigarette smoke, aerosol insecticides, strong cleaners, house dust, and perfumes, from the home environment.

Cough suppressants should be used selectively and only for short periods. Although they decrease the frequency and severity of the cough, they do not treat the condition causing it. Overuse may delay diagnosis and treatment. Cough suppressants (but not expectorants) should be avoided in dogs with bacterial infections and when phlegm is being brought up or swallowed. In these cases, productive coughs are clearing unwanted material from the airway.

Dogs with a dry cough can be helped by keeping them in the bathroom while you shower and not using the fan. The added moisture may loosen secretions. Using a humidifier can also be helpful.

Hope everything is ok with your little one!

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