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Janet Tobiassen Crosby, DVM

What is kennel cough?

By February 15, 2013

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My little darlings by mollypop on FlickrKennel cough is a fairly common and highly contagious respiratory disease in dogs. It is also known as Infectious Tracheobronchitis. Most people have heard of "kennel cough", but what are the signs seen? Is the disease serious? How can I protect my pet? Learn these answers and more in this Kennel Cough FAQ.

Not to be confused with H3N8 Dog Flu
The Canine Influenza Virus (CIV), also known as the H3N8 virus,  jumped from horses to dogs in 2004; it was first discovered in Greyhounds in Florida.

Photo: My little darlings by mollypop on Flickr


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