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The Ultimate Kennel Cough Quiz
by Staff
If your dog gets up close and personal with other dogs, it may be a candidate for the kennel cough vaccine. Ask your veterinarian if your dog would benefit from this vaccine. Take this quiz to learn about the dangers of kennel cough.

What type of illness is kennel cough?

  • upper-respiratory infection
  • digestive tract infection
  • sinus infection

What type of germ spreads kennel cough?

  • bacteria
  • virus
  • fungus

What germ may tag along with bacteria Bordetella bronchiseptica?

  • bacteria
  • virus
  • fungus

What are the symptoms of kennel cough?

  • hacking cough
  • decreased appetite and low fever
  • both answers

How do dogs catch kennel cough?

  • inhaling bacteria
  • sharing water dishes
  • sharing dog toys

If your dog has been infected with kennel cough, how long will it take for the symptoms to appear?

  • two to three days
  • three to five days
  • seven to 10 days

Are there prescription drugs to treat kennel cough?

  • antifungal
  • antibiotic
  • antiviral

If your dog has a green or yellow nasal discharge, what should you do?

  • take your dog to the veterinarian
  • refill the antibiotic
  • do nothing

How long may the kennel cough last?

  • one week
  • two weeks
  • three weeks

What dog breeds are more likely to pick up kennel cough?

  • bulldogs
  • pugs
  • both answers

At what age are dogs are more likely to develop an illness?

  • young puppies
  • older dogs
  • both answers

What can you do to prevent kennel cough?

  • vaccine
  • good nutrition
  • neither answer

At what age may dogs be vaccinated?

  • older than two weeks
  • older than two months
  • older than four months

How often must dogs be revaccinated for kennel cough?

  • every 10 to 12 months
  • every 36 to 48 months
  • the vaccine lasts for a lifetime

What other animals can be infected with kennel cough?

  • kittens
  • older cats
  • both answers

How often do dogs die from kennel cough?

  • rarely
  • often
  • usually

How is the kennel cough vaccine administered?

  • injection
  • inhalation
  • both answers

Why should immunocompromised people be careful around pets with kennel cough?

  • less susceptible to any illness
  • same susceptibility to any illness
  • more susceptible to any illness

How long does the vaccination take to be effective?

  • one day
  • four days
  • ten days

What is the adult form of kennel cough?

  • strep throat
  • sinusitis
  • bronchitis