also known as Kennel Cough
Author Dorinne Whynott
Unfortunately, kennel cough rears its ugly head in and around many facilities, dog parks and hospitals in our area 2 – 3 times every year.
At the Animal Care Center of NH, We are always diligent in cleaning every day and deep clean even more when we know Canine Cough is going around..
We have only had ONE diagnosed case of an attendee to date.
Even though we require the Bordatella and Distemper Vaccine in all dogs, these vaccine only protects against some strains and not all. It is an air born disease and can be spread easily.
Canine Cough can be picked by any dog who passes an infected dog on a walking trail, dog park, pet store, training class, groomer, animal hospital, etc. Your dogs could even be infected by friends and families pets who have gone somewhere.
Not every dog exposed to kennel cough will get it.
Symptoms may appear within 1-14 days after exposure. Most dogs will recover in 14 days after symptoms start. The biggest symptom is a hacking cough. Most dogs will still have an appetite and play but that may change for some.
If you notice anything out of the ordinary with your dog, it is advisable to contact your veterinarian.
Your veterinarian may prescribe a cough suppressant. You can also help your dog by placing a humidifier close to where they are sleeping. Make sure they are drinking plenty of water and eating. It is advisable to clean and disinfect areas where your dog eats, sleeps and drinks once they are diagnosed and a few times during their recovery. Look for products that kill viruses and also safe for pets.
If your dogs is showing any symptoms at home, please keep them home, away from other dogs and from daycare, until symptom free.
Please let us know and cancel your reservations online.
If your dog is at the Animal Center and we observe any symptoms, your dog will be placed away from all dogs and we will notify you that your dog will need to be picked up.
We apologize for any inconvenience but must protect all pets in our care.
Here is more information –
Thank you for understanding