Discovering Kennel Cough

Just when you thought that humans are the only breathing social organisms exposed highly to bacteria and viruses; canines also have to suffer a great deal, sometimes, much in the same way that humans do. If humans experience and suffer from fever and flu, dogs also have high chances to experience the same problem.
Coughing is also a common issue among people, young or old. But when it comes to domestic dogs, it is called kennel cough. This is a common problem in the world of dog health, but why the name? Why is it called kennel cough? Should it not be called canine cough instead? The name itself originated from how dogs in the same kennel can quickly acquire an infection. When this happens, inflammation on the upper respiratory system occurs to the dog concerned. As for other dogs inside the kennel, they also can easily catch the same virus and bacteria simply by air. Sneezing and coughing emits bad bacteria and can easily transfer to other dogs within the same area.

If your dog starts to show any signs of coughing without phlegm, hacking, retching, sneezing and snorting for several days, it could already indicate kennel cough because these are common symptoms of an infected respiratory system. In some cases, a dog can experience fever and the worst case scenario, is when kennel cough develops to something bigger and a more serious problem called pneumonia.
The idea is simple, though not too many dog lovers know it. Keep dogs where they stay clean and boarding kennels in particular, need to be hygienic too. Any activities that also require for dogs to interact with other dogs in places such as parks or training schools call for a vaccination alert. Doing precautionary measures in your dog health, even way before an infection starts to develop or symptoms to occur, is all worth it to save a dog owner from experiencing all the headaches and late night sleep disturbances if issue such as this ever happens.
The simplest way a dog lovers can do to prevent any type of virus and bacteria that can harm their dog health, is to disinfect kennels in a regular basis. Also, the importance of dog vaccine against parainfluenza, distemper and other type of bacteria is paramount. If these steps were not successful in preventing the early stages of bacterial and viral development in a dog, a cough suppressant is the next best choice. On the one hand, if there is no exact diagnosis yet, antibiotics remain undefeated in curing bacteria-related illnesses.

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