Archive for the ‘Dog Kennel Cough’ category

Puppy Kennel Cough

June 16th, 2011

Overview of Kennel Cough in Puppies:   All of the information found in this website on Dog Kennel Cough is applicable to puppies as well.  Kennel Cough is an upper respiratory illness (canine infectious tracheobronchitis, Bordetella or Bordetellosis–also referred to as “kennel cold”)  in puppies is no different than with older more mature animals.  This [...]

Infectious Agents That Cause Dog Kennel Cough The most common cause of Infectious Tracheobronchitis, Kennel Cough, comes from a combination of a variety of agents—both viruses and bacteria.  Parainfluenza virus (shown to the left) —Bordetella bronchiseptica is the most common of these agents which brings about Kennel Cough.  Mycoplasma (a form of which is mycoplasma [...]

Treating Dog Kennel Cough

July 31st, 2010

Treatment and When to See Your Veterinarian for Kennel Cough In most cases of Kennel Cough little or no treatment is warranted—especially when the illness appears to be mild.  The dog’s own immune system is generally able to deal adequately with mild cases of the disease.  Care and attention, however, should be initiated when ever [...]

Vaccination and Prevention of Kennel Cough Benjamin Franklin said, “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure,”and this is true for Kennel Cough.  With that thought in mind, keeping your dog isolated from areas where they can be exposed to the bacteria and virus is the best medicine.  Essentially this means keeping them [...]

Dog Kennel Cough in Humans

July 31st, 2010

Human Health Risk of Catching Kennel Cough Generally, Tracheobronchitis, or Kennel Cough, is not thought to be a serious risk to most humans.  As in many things, there are always exceptions—Tracheobronchitis is no exception.  Today there is research to suggest that individuals with weakened or compromised immune systems may be at risk to catch this [...]

Kennel Cough Infection of Other Pets Other pets in the canine, feline and birds can catch Kennel Cough—a similar upper respiratory ailment, but not called Kennel Cough.  The disease these pets catch usually isn’t called Kennel Cough.  The illness, like Kennel Cough is an upper respiratory infection.   All of the precautions noted for Kennel Cough [...]

Dog Kennel Cough

July 31st, 2010

Kennel Cough The term Kennel Cough gives the impression only dogs kept in kennels catch this disease.  While the chances increase significantly for a dog to catch this illness in a boarding kennel because of their close proximity to other dogs, dogs which may have the disease and be spreaders of the illness, dogs can [...]

Dog Kennel Cough Overview

July 31st, 2010

Kennel Cough Overview Kennel Coughis the lay name most commonly used to describe Infectious Tracheobronchitis which affects dogs.  This widespread upper respiratory disease is initiated by a number of varying bacteria and viruses.  For the most part this highly contagious disease is “self limiting” – meaning it will generally go away on its own over [...]

Dog Kennel Cough Symptoms

July 31st, 2010

Symptoms and Diagnosis of Kennel Cough Identifying and diagnosing when your dog has contracted kennel cough is fairly easy . . . you will know by the frequency and sound of their cough.  Kennel Cough will give rise to your pet coughing more frequent than usual.  The cough generally is very recognizable because the cough [...]