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BoxerIsisDreamComeTrue

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Upper respiratory infections
« on: December 23, 2014, 09:30:44 PM »
Every year since Isis was a puppy during winter she has gotten an upper respiratory infection. We treat it with antibiotics and steroid shots. She is an inside dog and only goes out to potty and for exercise but isnt out there long at all if it rains or is really cold.

I am wondering if there is anything I can do to help her keep from getting them?


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Re: Upper respiratory infections
« Reply #1 on: December 26, 2014, 01:36:38 PM »
I wonder, and this may be a long stretch, but wonder if the dry air is causing it? Perhaps it gets irritated, then leads to an infection? Have you tried a humidifier during the winter to help with her symptoms? May be worth a shot. Poor girl. Hope she feels better.
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Re: Upper respiratory infections
« Reply #2 on: December 27, 2014, 11:50:02 PM »
Poor pup. I agree with the dry air theory and trying the humidifier. Could it be allergies, something in the house or that is being used only in winter?

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