Kennel Cough

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Kennel cough in dogs is an upper respiratory infection caused by both a bacteria and a virus. The condition is also known as tracheobronchitis and affects the lungs, windpipe and voice box.

Canine kennel cough is caused by several infectious agents. The most common is Bordetella Bronchiseptica. If canine kennel cough (canine cough) is caused solely by this bacterium, symptoms normally last for only 10 days. However, the animal continues to shed the disease for 6-14 weeks. Most cases of kennel cough (canine cough) are caused by a combination of both the bordetalla bacteria and the canine para-influenza virus. The virus attacks the cells in the respiratory tract and could potentially harm the trachea.

It’s important to note that some dogs are carriers of this disease but show no symptoms themselves. However, whenever they come in contact with other dogs they are exposing them to canine kennel cough (canine cough), putting them at high risk for infection.

Symptoms:

  • A dry, hacking cough.
  • Fever.
  • Lethargy.