Kennel Cough is a highly contagious respiratory disease for dogs. Canine Infectious tracheobronchitis (the official term) is commonly contracted any place where large amounts of dogs congregate. Dogs can spread Kennel Cough to one another through airborne droplets, direct contact or contaminated surfaces like water or food bowls. The good news is that it can be treated quickly and efficiently but can be more severe in puppies and immune compromised dogs.
Symptoms of Kennel Cough
If your dog is affected with kennel cough, you may notice one or more of the following symptoms
- a strong cough, often with a “honking” sound – this is the most obvious symptom
- runny nose
- loss of appetite
- low fever
What Sumner Veterinary Hospital is doing to help control Kennel Cough in our facility
- We require and strictly enforce that all dogs at our dog daycare are current on their vaccines, including Bordetella.
- We clean and sanitize twice daily in our Daycare area
- We utilize state of the art disinfection equipment and air filtration system.
- We isolate and have any guest pet suspected to have ANY contagious disease examined by our doctor on duty.