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    Kennel Cough in dogs

    Kennel cough, or infectious tracheobronchitis, is a contagious infection causing coughing in dogs. It spreads easily, especially in places like kennels where dogs are close together.


    Causes Of Kennel Cough in Dogs

    Kennel cough results from various bacteria and viruses, including bordatella bronchiseptica and parainfluenza. It’s highly contagious and can pass between dogs through air droplets, even in parks.

    Symptoms of Kennel Cough in Dogs

    Persistent cough with a gag or retch. Clear discharge from the nose and eyes. Sneezing. Uncommonly, pneumonia.

    Treatment of Kennel Cough in Dogs

    Most cases resolve on their own, requiring only anti-inflammatories. In severe instances, antibiotics may be needed, mainly for very young, old, or immunocompromised dogs.

    Prevention of Kennel Cough in Dogs

    A live vaccine is available, offering protection against common causes. While not 100% effective, it significantly reduces the risk. The £29 vaccine, administered in the nose, provides one year of protection.

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