Just like how humans catch a flu, dogs can very easily catch a highly contagious infection known as ‘kennel cough’ otherwise known as Canine Cough. Kennel Cough causes a dry, repetitive, choking cough and fever which can be followed by sneezing, runny eyes and nose. In some cases, bringing up clear phlegm and sometimes mimicking a choking motion.
Kennel cough is extremely contagious and can have long periods of incubation. It is known as the most contagious disease known to dogs anywhere!
The most common places for dogs to contract kennel cough are places like doggy day cares and doggy parks.
Adelaide Veterinarians have seen a rapid increase in patients coming into clinics with kennel cough over the past month or two and we would like to spread the awareness to ensure your pet is safe and vaccinated so we can reduce the risk to your pet.
Vaccination is the key, however your dog can still contract kennel cough if there is a known outbreak.