Puppy has runny nose.
Breed: mix likea collie n c
Age: 6-12 months
Heavy clear drool vomited once this morning Oct 29th 2010 7am. Very wet nose no loss of appetite and still very playful. BUT did eat a small piece of a kitchen had towel can a dog get a cold?
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Dr. Marie replied:
Dogs don't really get colds, but there are some respiratory viruses that they can get.
A serious virus is distemper. This can cause a green discharge from the nose and can progress to be very serious.
Another possibility is kennel cough
, but this is usually accompanied by a nasty cough that sounds like they are trying to vomit something up.
Eating a towel can definitely cause problems but should not cause a runny nose. However, a bowel or stomach obstruction could cause the drooling and vomiting.
Vomiting can also be caused by a serious virus called parvo virus.
It is good that Willy is still eating and playful. It is probably ok to wait for 24-48 hours. But, if there is any more vomiting or if he starts to not eat or be really quiet then a vet visit will be necessary.
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