Infectious Canine Tracheobronchitis

  • news-kennelcoughKennel cough is inflammation of the upper respiratory system; specifically, inflammation of the trachea and bronchi.
  • It is easily spread through contaminated surfaces like toys, sidewalks and other dog exposure.
  • Symptoms include a harsh dry hacking cough, gagging, vomiting, nasal discharge and/or retching.
  • To treat, a veterinarian must do a physical examination, administer antibiotics and cough suppressants.
  • The best prevention against kennel cough is a vaccine which is given intranasally and/or subcutaneously.