Albuquerque kennel coughKennel Cough

Kennel cough, aka. Bordetella, is a highly infections respiratory disease in dogs.  Puppies, pregnant and older dogs are at the most risk due to underdeveloped immune systems. Thankfully you can vaccinate against Kennel Cough.

Symptoms

  • Dry hacking cough
  • Retching
  • Watery nasal discharge
  • Fever
  • Lethargy
  • Loss of appetite

Most dogs contract Bordetella from a kennel type environment, hence the name. A lot of times it will be left alone to run its course. If your pet has a more severe case then they may be given antibiotics or medication to help with the symptoms.

If you are concerned your dog has kennel cough, call your vet immediately. It can be a very serious disease and it is highly contagious.