Canine kennel cough or Tracheobronchitis is an upper respiratory ailment that both cats and dogs. The signs are inflammation and congestion with the dog cough. It is spread through a airborne bacteria such as bodatella bronchisptica when animals are close to each other such as boarding, veterinarian canine kennels, dog shows, groomers and doggy day care.
Canine kennel cough can be mild or severe both of which can incubate within a 2 to 14 day period. The signs that your pet may have kennel cough are a persistent cough lasting 10 to 20 days, fluid from nasal area and a low fever in conjunction with a hacking type cough that your pet cannot seem to clear. In it’s severe form kennel cough can lead to pneumonia and high fever. It takes 7 to 10 days for your pet to get rid of the virus. It is highly infectious to other animals and if you suspect your pet has kennel cough you should treat immediately and quarantine them. [Read more…]