The Signs and Symptoms of Kennel Cough
As much as you hate doing it, sometimes it’s just plain unavoidable.
Leaving your dog in the kennel when you go away.
And as much as you do everything you can ahead of time to avoid having your pooch contract Kennel Cough while he’s there …. sometimes the Kennel Cough comes anyway.
Kennel Cough -- or Bordetella, as it is sometimes medically referred to as -- usually occurs when several infections work together to create damage and irritation in the lining of your dog’s trachea and upper bronchii.
So how can you tell if your pup has been infected?
The following are some tried and true signs. Of course if you believe your dog may have contracted the illness, take him to the vet immediately. A complete blood profile and urinalysis will be necessary to determine which agents are causing your dog’s specific type of cough.