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Kennel cough or canine infectious tracheobronchitis is a disease that affects a dogs trachea lining. It is an upper respiratory issue in dogs caused by an airborne virus or bacteria. Kennel cough is highly contagious in dogs. Kennel cough is a common infectious diseases among dogs who have been in a kennel or around a large amount of dogs.

When a dog has contracted kennel cough they normally have a deep cough that sounds like something is stuck in the throat. Others describe it has a dry hacking cough. Some dogs begin to cough up mucus and others may vomit mucus. If you notice mucus that is green/brown, your dog should be seen by a vet.

Cough suppressants are generally recommended by Vets to help lessen cough symptoms and some vets may recommend an antibiotic to prevent any other infections from developing.

The virus that causes kennel cough can turn kennel cough into pneumonia, so be sure to keep a good eye on a dog that is suspected to have kennel cough. Several causes of kennel cough can cause death.

A Kennel Cough Vaccine can be given to a puppy or adult dog before boarding or before any large dog event to help prevent kennel cough. However, to prevent kennel cough it is a good idea to keep your puppy away from other dogs as much as possible. If your dog is an adult and in contact with stray dogs, being kenneled, or staying in the hospital over night, it is a good idea to administer a kennel cough vaccine.

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  • Ty Brown said:

    In my experience this stuff is highly contagious. Be careful your dog doesn’t get it. Not fatal, but sure is a hassle.

  • The Main Dog said:

    Hi Ty,
    Yes Kennel Cough is highly contagious. My aunt’s dog caught it almost two years ago and died. Kennel Cough is not what killed him, it was the pneumonia that set in. If the kennel cough gets very bad and is not treated it can open turn into other respiratory infections.

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