What is Kennel Cough? And why does my pet need to be vaccinated for it?

  1. Kennel Cough is the common name for several viruses and bacteria that cause a disease that presents with coughing, fever, lethargy, and inappetance in dogs. The disease is usually self-limiting, but may need further care if signs are severe. It is also contagious from dog to dog that are in close contact with each other.
  2. The most common source of the disease is Bordatella bronchioseptica bacteria. The vaccination aids in preventing the disease and is required to be boarded or groomed at Northern Plains Animal Health, PC.

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