What is Kennel Cough?


Is your dog coughing frequently?  A persistent, forceful cough is one of the symptoms of a common disease known as kennel cough.  While kennel cough is treatable, pet owners should keep in mind that it is highly contagious.

Kennel Cough Symptoms:

  • Persistent Dry Coughing
  • Gagging
  • Coughing Up White Foamy Phlegm
  • Fever
  • Nasal Discharge
  • Sneezing
  • Eye Discharge

Treatment for less severe cases of kennel cough just involve supportive care, rest, and good hydration.  However, if the kennel cough infection is more severe, your dog may benefit from medications that reduce inflammation and coughing.  If an infection is present, your pet may need an antibiotic to shorten the course of the disease.

If your puppy is suffering from any of the symptoms associated with Kennel Cough, bring him or her into one of our practices.  We can help you bring your pet back to full health.  Reach one of our Brooklyn or Long Island offices below:

The Cat Hospital

5th Avenue Cat Clinic

Paws and Claws Veterinary Hospital

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