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Old 04-12-2015, 10:23 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Question How long does pneumonia/URI last??

Hi guys, I was wondering how long a respiratory infection normally last?? I took Liam to the vet on March 30th and it turned out that he had pneumonia so he was put in a nebulizer and given 3 antibiotic shots along with some oral Baytril to give him for 10 days twice a day starting on March 31st. I was able to give it to him from the 31st to the morning of the 8th but since I was going out of the country I left him in the care of my brother. According to him, he was able to give him the medicine until the 10th (so in total I gave him the Baytril for 11 days, one additional day). I just got home today in the afternoon and when I went to see him he was fine and even seemed happy to see me home ! I did notice though that he still had some clear mucous coming out of his nose and was shaking a little bit when he breathed as well as making a sort of clicking/ticking noise? Also according to my brother he was eating and drinking normally, and also not too long ago I saw him eating as well as drinking. I'm taking him back to the vet for a recheckup some time this week (by Thursday), but I just wanted to know how long pneumonia normally last, and if his post-med symptoms are normal? Thanks
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Old 04-12-2015, 11:49 PM   #2 (permalink)
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It should be cleared up by now, its possible the vet will have to put him on a different antibiotic. If he still has mucous and you can hear his breathing he does need to be checked again
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