NeylasMom Posted July 17, 2013 Share Posted July 17, 2013 So the person who is supposed to watch Skye for me while I'm at Grapehounds found out a couple of days ago that his foster picked up kennel cough in the kennel over the holiday weekend. She's on ABs now and will be finishing her 10 day course right after I'd drop Skye off. There is another dog in the house, who did not stay in that kennel and who is so far asymptomatic. I'm wondering what I should do. Options are to not worry about it, vaccinate her asap, or take her with me. Here's the timeline: 7/5-7/7: Molly (foster dog) picks up kennel cough in kennel 7/7: Molly returns home with her "brother" Tyler (resident dog) 7/15: Dave (foster parent) realizes she has kennel cough, starts her on ABs 7/23: When I would drop Skye off 7/24: Last day of ABs for Molly My vet said that as long as the dog isn't actively symptomatic (ie. coughing) when I drop Skye off, it's unlikely she would get it, but still a slight possibility. Obviously if Tyler starts coughing at some point between now and then we have a whole new scenario. Vet also said vaccine does take a bit to kick in, but wouldn't give me a specific timeline. I am reading online 5 days, which means if I take her today it will be just in time. What would you do? I'm definitely not a fan of giving vaccines unnecessarily, but I do also have to consider that if she contracts it, she will bring it home and expose 2 more dogs (Zuri and Violet). I had thought about taking Skye with me on the trip, but at this point that's my last choice and I don't have another sitter for her. Quote Jen, CPDT-KA with Zuri, lab in a greyhound suit, Violet, formerly known as Faith, Skye, the permanent puppy, Cisco, resident cat, and my baby girl Neyla, forever in my heart "The great thing about science is that you're free to disagree with it, but you'll be wrong." Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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