Signs Of Kennel Cough In Dogs

Kennel cough or infectious tracheobronchitis is an infection that is believed to be caused by Bordetella bronchiseptica, a type of bacteria. However, it is possible that an infection can occur with several pathogens involved such as bacteria and viruses. Young dogs whose immune systems are still developing, those exposed to stressors, or dogs that are immuno-compromised have higher risks of contracting the disease. The primary symptoms of kennel cough in dogs include lethargy, poor appetite, poor exercise tolerance, a cough that sounds like a honking goose, increased rate and effort of breathing, and inability to sleep because of excessive coughing. A history of spending time with other dogs can help in diagnosing the problem. Cases are usually treated with a round of antibiotics for 2-3 weeks. 

If you notice any of the mentioned symptoms on your dog, make an appointment with your animal hospital Marietta, GA immediately. 

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