how do dogs get kennel cough

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Just as human colds may be caused by many different viruses,kennel cough itself can have multiple causes. One of the most common culprits is a bacterium called Bordetella bronchiseptica m– which is why kennel cough is often called Bordetella. Most dogs that become infected with Bordetella are infected with a virus at the same time.

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  • Why does my Puppy have kennel cough all the time?

  • As stated above, frequently boarded dogs, dogs that compete in shows, go frequently to grooming stations, toy breeds and stray dogs are most at risk. Puppies in daycare may develop kennel cough and nasal congestion simultaneously and need frequent care to loosen mucus secretion, improve breathing and prevent pneumonia.

  • What is kennel cough and how is it treated?

  • What is Kennel Cough? If your dog is hacking away or constantly making noises that make it sound like they are choking on something, they may have a case of kennel cough, or canine infectious tracheobronchitis. Although kennel cough can sound terrible, most of the time it is not a serious condition, and most dogs will recover without treatment.

  • Is kennel cough contagious from dog to dog?

  • The viruses and bacteria (including Bordetella bronchiseptica) that cause infectious tracheobronchitis are highly contagious between dogs. Kennel cough is primarily spread through respiratory droplets (from coughing, sneezing, etc.).

  • What is kennel cough (aka tracheobronchitis)?

  • (Error Code: 102630) What Is Kennel Cough? Kennel Cough (also known as canine infectious tracheobronchitis) is a highly contagious respiratory disease. Dogs commonly contract kennel cough at places where large amounts of canines congregate, such as boarding and daycare facilities, dog parks, training groups, and dog shows.