What Are Symptoms Of Kennel Cough?

What symptoms of kennel cough should you know to head off a possibility of your dog or cat from getting this infectious disease. All the nescessary information is found below....Read on...

How can you find out about symptoms of kennel cough?

There are a number of sources to get the best information on kennel cough, its symptoms and the various treatment options available in your area.

The first and easiest place to find information on kennel cough is the internet. There are a number of sites that are great sites for information on any kind of animal issues.

You can also find several sites specifically catering to information about kennel cough and its treatment. There are even a number of sites dedicated to the holistic treatment of kennel cough.

That is to say, the treatment of kennel cough through the use of natural remedies instead of chemically produced remedies.

You will hear the terms tracheobronchitis, canine infectious respiratory disease and kennel cough used to describe the same set of symptoms found in dogs.

This is a rather complicated syndrome that is not easily treated due to the nature of more than one pathogen being involved in nearly all cases of “kennel cough”.

Some symptoms of kennel cough may include but are not limited to nasal discharge, sneezing and coughing, retching (dry heaves) and actual vomiting discharge, seeping eyes (ocular discharge) and in some cases respiratory congestion and distress.

Like coughs and colds in humans kennel cough symptoms will increase at night and when lying down.

One way to determine if you dog has contracted kennel cough is to place pressure on their throat just below the jaw but above where his collar should be.

If your dog has kennel cough this pressure will produce a cough right away.

Dogs can contract kennel cough if exposed to any of the viruses or bacteria in the following list: reovirus, canine adenovirus, canine herpes virus Bordetella bronchisepta, parainfluenza and microsepta.

Vets can not actually diagnose kennel cough in a single animal as most of the symptoms of kennel cough replicate canine influenza symptoms, but if there is a pattern showing up among dogs that were at a particular kennel or dog show then kennel cough can be prevented in the future in those venues by astute vets.

Other things that can contribute to kennel cough are stress and overcrowding.

If you are a breeder you need to make sure that all of your animals have sufficient space to exercise and move around as well as a very clean environment at all times.

If you have recently moved or have an addition to the family it will have an effect on your dog.


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