The Ultimate Kennel Cough Quiz

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What type of illness is kennel cough?

Kennel cough is an upper-respiratory infection.

What type of germ spreads kennel cough?

Kennel cough is spread by the bacteria Bordetella bronchiseptica.

What germ may tag along with bacteria Bordetella bronchiseptica?

Virus canine adenoviruses Type 1 and Type 2 may be airborne along with the bacteria Bordetella bronchiseptica.

What are the symptoms of kennel cough?

A hacking cough is the main symptom, and some dogs may also have a decreased appetite and a low fever.

How do dogs catch kennel cough?

The Bordetella bronchiseptica germ is airborne, and may be inhaled.

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

You dog may show symptoms a week to 10 days after being exposed.

Are there prescription drugs to treat kennel cough?

Your veterinarian may prescribe antibiotic drugs to treat kennel cough.

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

Your dog may have developed pneumonia as a result of the kennel cough, and you should take your dog to the veterinarian.

How long may the kennel cough last?

Without antibiotic medication to ease the recovery, the illness may last about two weeks for healthy, younger dogs. Puppies and older dogs may need a veterinarian check-up and antibiotic medication.

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

Bulldogs and pugs are more likely to pick up kennel cough because of their elongated palates.

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

Young puppies and older dogs are more likely to develop an illness.

What can you do to prevent kennel cough?

There is a vaccine for kennel cough.

At what age may dogs be vaccinated?

Healthy puppies older than two weeks may be vaccinated.

How often must dogs be revaccinated for kennel cough?

The vaccine lasts for 10 to 12 months.

What other animals can be infected with kennel cough?

Kittens and older cats may catch kennel cough, as well as guinea pigs, rabbits and pigs.

How often do dogs die from kennel cough?

Kennel cough is rarely life-threatening.

How is the kennel cough vaccine administered?

The vaccine may be given by injection or inhalation.

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

Immunocompromised people are much more susceptible to all bacteria, viral and fungal infections, and need to be careful around pets carrying a bacterial infection.

How long does the vaccination take to be effective?

The vaccine takes about four days to become effective.

What is the adult form of kennel cough?

Bronchitis is the adult form of kennel cough.

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About This Quiz

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.

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