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Kennel cough (acute tracheobronchitis) Owner Factsheet

Kennel cough is not a serious disease in most otherwise healthy dogs. However, it is very contagious and will spread rapidly around the dog population. As its name suggests, it causes coughing that can go on for a month in some cases.

What is kennel cough?

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Why does my local kennel insist that my dog is vaccinated against kennel cough?

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What are the signs of kennel cough?

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How will my vet know what is wrong with my dog?

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Is there any treatment for the cough?

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Is there anything else I can do to help?

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Will my dog get better?

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How can I stop my dog getting kennel cough?

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