The kennel cough is a highly contagious viral disease whose main characteristic is the presence of dry, hoarse and persistent cough. Although its scientific name is canine infectious tracheobronchitis, it is commonly known as it is in the residences, canine kennels and kennels where infection occurs due to the high number of dogs present in these places.
It is, therefore, after the summer when many cases of dogs with these symptoms, which are usually compared to those of human influenza, often arrive at veterinary clinics.
SYMPTOMS OF KENNEL COUGH
It is transmitted by sneezing, coughing, contact between nasal mucous membranes as when dogs are sniffed …
- Intense and very dry cough. This usually scares the owners of the dogs a lot and is the main warning sign that they are infected.
- Lack of appetite
- Irritated Trachea
TREATMENT OF KENNEL COUGH
If you notice that your dog has some of these symptoms should be assessed immediately by a veterinarian, who will assess the status of your dog by performing different tests. Depending on the results, your dog may take a long time to recover after four or five days, mainly with antibiotic-based treatment.
Vaccination is the first step to prevent cough infection in kennels. It has to start at six months of the dog’s life and then revaccinate it annually.