Kennel Cough in Dogs

Kennel cough is an illness that can affect both dogs and cats. Here is information about kennel cough in dogs. Kennel cough comes in the form of both a viral and bacterial infection that can cause inflammation in your dog’s larynx and trachea. Symptoms of kennel cough usually involve a forceful cough or hacking sound in your dog. Some dogs may also develop runny noses, sneezing, and possible eye discharge. Contact your vet right away if your dog is presenting any of these symptoms. Like a human cold, there are various causes of kennel cough and it is highly contagious in dogs. Dogs often pick up the cold when they are exposed to crowded or poorly ventilated conditions found in some kennels and shelters. Cold temperatures, exposure to dust or smoke, and even travel related stress can also be a factor. In most cases, kennel cough is easy to treat and dogs recover completely. Learn more from your veterinarian Ashburn, VA.


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