Kennel cough is a dog disease of the upper respiratory tract caused by the bordetella
bronchisepticia bacteria, though other viruses and bacteria can cause it. Kennel cough
can affect other animals.
SYMPTOMS OF KENNEL COUGH
A dog affected by kennel cough will develop a cough, often sounding like a honk. Some owners
may think that their dog has something stuck in its throat due to the harsh sound of the
cough. Excitement and exercise will worsen the kennel cough symptoms cough.
TRANSMISSION OF KENNEL COUGH
Kennel cough is an airborne infection and can also be transmitted through direct
contact. As its name suggests it is most commonly seen in boarding kennels due to the close proximity
of a group of dogs. Kennel cough has an incubation period of 3 - 10 days though infected and recovered
dogs can still spread the disease for several months.
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PREVENTION OF KENNEL COUGH
Vaccination by live attenuated vaccine nose drops administered by a vet is the recognised prevention. Some boarding
kennels will insist that your dog have this (with a certificate of administration) before
accepting your dog. It will take 5 days for a dog to develop immunity, so early vaccination
is recommended before kennelling.
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