Canine Cough in dogs (commonly known as ‘Kennel Cough’) is an upper respiratory infection caused by both a bacteria and a virus. The condition is also known as tracheobronchitis and affects the lungs, windpipe and voice box. Despite common name associated with Kennel Cough your fur baby does not require a stay in the kennel to catch it.
Canine cough is spread through virally through the air so when one dog barks the virus travels through the air to the closest dog and causes a spread of infection. They can also get it from contaminated items and direct contact with the coughing dog.
So what are the symptoms of Canine cough? Firstly, a persistent cough is the most noticeable symptom followed by, Retching and Watery Nasal Discharge. In severe cases, it can lead to pneumonia, lethargy, fever and some cases death. Symptoms might not show until 7 days after the original contact with the infected dog.
Treatment for Canine Cough varies from case to case and if you suspect your canine companion of having Canine cough it’s recommended you bring them in for a consultation with a veterinarian to get your fur babies back to their bouncy selves. Your fur babies yearly C5 vaccination can provide protection against contracting the disease, however there are so many different agents that cause Canine cough so it doesn’t offer full protection. This will however reduce the severity if your fur baby becomes infected
Conveniently situated at Shop 15, Progress Rd Mount Hutton. Mount Hutton Pet Hospital offers a spacious and comfortable waiting room, as well as three consultation rooms, to allow us to service your pet’s needs promptly and efficiently. In addition, we have 2 modern surgical theatre, preparation area, high quality hospital wards, digtal imaging, in house Pathology, boarding and grooming facilities.
Our veterinarians and qualified nurses are committed to caring. As pet owners ourselves, we understand and respect the special bond you share with your pet, as well as the love, loyalty and pleasure they bring to your life. Our aim is to provide you with cutting edge medicine and surgery, and the very best customer service.
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