Has your canine friend ever started coughing or hacking out of the blue? It could be Kennel Cough.
You’ve checked for choking, yet found nothing in their throat. Your dog likely had kennel cough, a disease that causes harsh coughing.
Kennel cough is named for being highly contagious among dogs in kennels and shelters. However, less than half of kennel cough outbreaks surveyed occurred because of exposure in kennels.
Today we’ll be exploring the facts, symptoms, and treatments for kennel cough. Let’s get well-informed and keep our furry friends safe from harm!
Does My Dog Have Kennel Cough?
Kennel cough is highly contagious, with the formal name of canine infectious respiratory disease.
It is a relatively infectious and common disease that spreads from canine to canine throughout the year.
Dogs transmit the infection via airborne droplets. If you’re the proud owner of a couple of furry friends, it’ll be important to keep them separated until your sick friend has recovered.
When it comes to kennel cough, it can take up to 10 days after exposure for your dog to show symptoms of the disease.
Typically, this time-span stays within 5-7 days. But which symptoms are easiest to identify?
What are the Symptoms of Kennel Cough
- A strong cough - often with a "honking" sound
- A runny nose
- Loss of appetite
- Low fever