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Kennel Cough in Dogs: Not Just From Kennels!

With summer and the holiday season fast approaching, many of you may be planning trips away with family and friends.  This means that your canine companions may need to be boarded at kennels or pet resorts.  Kennel cough, or Canine Infectious Tracheobronhitis, is a contagious respiratory infection that affects dogs.  It is spread by respiratory droplets (released by coughing) from infected dogs, which are inhaled by non-infected dogs.  The name Kennel Cough came about as it most commonly occurs after kenneling, as the dog shares the same air space as many other dogs in this situation.  However, it can also be picked up from other dogs when out walking in the park or in similar situations. read more