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Kennel Cough in Dogs: What You Need to Know

If you’re a dog owner in Canada, there’s a good chance you’ve heard of kennel cough. Kennel cough, also known as Bordetella or tracheobronchitis, is a highly contagious respiratory infection that affects dogs of all ages, but is most common in puppies and young adult dogs. In this blog post, we will discuss the symptoms, causes, and treatment of kennel cough in dogs.

One of the most common symptoms of kennel cough is a dry, hacking cough. Other signs include sneezing, runny nose, and fever. If your dog has any of these symptoms, it is important to take them to the vet for an evaluation. Kennel cough is caused by a number of different viruses and bacteria, and it can be difficult to determine the exact cause without testing.

The good news is that kennel cough is usually not a serious illness, and most dogs will recover within a few weeks with proper treatment. Treatment for kennel cough typically includes antibiotics and rest. In some cases, your vet may also recommend cough suppressants or anti-inflammatory medications.

If your dog has been diagnosed with kennel cough, it is important to keep them away from other dogs until they have recovered. Kennel cough is highly contagious, and can easily spread to other dogs in close quarters. If you must take your dog to a boarding facility or daycare during their recovery, be sure to inform the staff of their diagnosis so they can take precautions to prevent the spread of the illness.

Kennel cough can be a frustrating illness for both you and your dog, but fortunately it is usually not serious and can be easily treated. If your dog is showing signs of kennel cough, be sure to take them to the vet for an evaluation. With proper treatment, most dogs will recover quickly and be back to their normal selves in no time.

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– Gilles

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