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Kennel Cough In Dogs

Kennel cough (technically referred to as infectious tracheobronchitis) is a highly contagious problem in dogs. It affects the trachea and bronchioles of the lungs and the primary symptom is a harsh, hacking cough that may sound like a honking goose. The cough worsens when then the dog is excited or when his collar is pulled. 

There are several microorganisms that have been implicated in kennel cough in dogs. Some of the most common ones include Bordetella bronchiseptica (a bacteria), parainfluenza virus, canine herpesvirus, canine distemper, adenorvirus type 2, canine influenza, and Mycoplasma canis

When infected dogs cough, the causative agents become airborne and are deposited on the dog’s immediate surroundings. A healthy dog can acquire the infection after breathing in causative agents from the air or from contaminated surfaces. 

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