Surf is sick

I had to take Surf to the vet yesterday. She had been coughing for over a week. Like a cough, cough, cough, followed by a loud and long gag. On Sunday she started coughing up blood so off to the vet!

She had a bit of a fever. The vet swabbed the back of her mouth after she coughed and did a smear on a slide of the blood and goo. It was full of white blood cells, bacteria, some red blood cells, and some mucousy stuff. He prescribed a week of amoxicillian, 500mg twice a day. She coughed when he pressed on her trachea so it’s something like kennel cough hopefully and will go away, or else she’ll have to have xrays and an antibacterial throat wash.

This morning she already seems better and only coughed once before I left the house. I really hope Herc’s dog didn’t get it too.


Lisa (Verkley) Schuyler is a blogger reporting live from her new home in Canada's Yukon Territory. Often found wearing a hoodie, covered in pet hair, Lisa is a mis-placed forester who now spends her days engineering happiness for WordPress users. Lisa loves nature, animals, and most importantly, her handsome husband Jeff.

2 Replies to “Surf is sick

  1. I hope Surf getts better real soon Lisa. I have been sick starting yesterday,i was up for an hour though the night and i have headache and my stomach is not very happy with me. Anyway, have a great day!

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