Kennel cough is a viral infection that affects dogs. It’s caused by Bordetella bronchiseptica, one of the most common causes of canine respiratory disease in the UAE. Kennel cough can be prevented with vaccination and treatment, but it can still be transmitted from dog to dog when they’re around infected animals or people exposed to the virus.
Can my dog get kennel cough even when vaccinated?
Yes, your dog can get kennel cough even when vaccinated. The vaccine is not 100% effective and does not protect against all strains of kennel cough.
Vaccine-induced immunity wanes over time and may not last through the entire season if you take your dog to a boarding facility or veterinary clinic, where it will be exposed to other dogs who haven’t been vaccinated yet.
How is kennel cough spread?
Kennel cough is spread through contact with infected dogs, contaminated objects, surfaces, and the air. The most common sources of this infection are:
• Direct contact with an infected dog
• Coughing into your hands or covering them in a closed area (such as a car) where other dogs have been coughing
• The use of contaminated grooming equipment
Can kennel cough be prevented?
It is possible to prevent your dog from getting kennel cough. The most effective way of preventing this illness is by vaccinating against it. This involves injecting your dog with a vaccine that contains the same germs that cause kennel cough in other dogs, which means they will build up antibodies against them over time and lessen their chances of getting sick if exposed to those same germs again.
If you do not have time or money for regular vaccinations, then at least try to keep your dog away from other dogs when they are around so as not to pass on any contagious viruses from one animal’s saliva into another.”
What are the symptoms of kennel cough?
Kennel cough is a viral respiratory illness that can be transmitted to humans. It tends to affect dogs, but cats or ferrets can get it, too.
Symptoms of kennel cough include coughing, sneezing, nasal discharge; fever; and sometimes diarrhea or vomiting. These symptoms usually go away within 3-5 days of exposure to the virus. Still, they can also lead to more severe infections like pneumonia (a lung infection) and bronchitis (inflammation of the lining of your lungs). If left untreated, enough time passes before you notice any signs of illness: your dog may only have mild symptoms such as congestion—which may make him restless or irritable—or even none!
How severe is kennel cough?
Kennel cough, or kennel cough virus, is one of the most common causes of canine respiratory disease. It can lead to pneumonia in dogs and cats.
The symptoms are often similar to colds: a runny nose and eyes, sneezing, coughing; and fever (up to 101 degrees). Dogs may also have decreased appetite or breathing problems due to kennel cough.
As you can see, your dog can get kennel cough even if vaccinated. The most important thing to do is to keep up with his vaccinations and visit the vet if you notice any symptoms.

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