caused by a variety of infectious agents. Kennel Cough in dogs will stimulate a coarse, dry, hacking cough about 3
to 7 days after the dog is initially infected. It sounds as if the dog needs to "clear it's throat" and the cough
will be triggered by any extra activity or exercise. Many dogs that acquire Kennel Cough will cough every few
minutes, all day long. Their general state of health and alertness will be unaffected; they usually have no rise in
temperature, and do not lose their appetite.
It is not an ordinary cough
Caused by several infectious agents working together to damage and irritate the lining of the dog's trachea and
COMMON CAUSES OF KENNEL COUGH
Viruses called Parainfluenza-Virus Adenovirus
Organism called Mycoplasma.
HOW DID IT TRANSMIT TO MY DOG?
AIRBORNE (means transmitted through air)
The organisms can be present in the expired air of an infected dog, much the same way that human "colds" are
transmitted. The airborne organisms will be carried in the air in microscopically tiny water vapor or dust
particles. The airborne organisms, if inhaled by a susceptible dog, can attach to the lining of the trachea and
upper airway passages, find a warm, moist surface on which to reside and replicate, and eventually damage the cells