What Are Symptoms Of Kennel Cough?

So you have heard about the dry cough that dogs get and ask yourself, “What are symptoms of kennel cough“?  The bad news is that if and when you see the symptoms associated with this condition, then your loved pet member may have had the condition for about a week.  But the good news is that there is something that you can do about it, and treat and cure the nagging yet nearly fatal illness, if you take immediate action!

Symptoms Include:

  • Sneezing
  • Snorting
  • Dry Cough
  • Callous Cough
  • Runny Nose
  • Discharge In Eyes
  • Rapid Or Hard Breathing
  • Fever

More On Symptoms Of Kennel Cough

The symptoms listed above except the rapid breathing and fever are the very beginning stages of noticeable symptoms.  So the dog contracts kennel cough and will have it 7-10 days before the first signs pop up such as the sneezing, snorting, coughing etc.  At this particular stage (except your dog is a very new pup or have a low immune system) is not in major health trouble and only need and antibiotic or herbal natural remedy and possibly a pain reliever.  But it is advisable by EVERY Vet, that once your dog start breathing harder than usual or rapid breathing and especially get a fever, that you seek medical attention at all costs to protect your pet from going to the next stage which is pneumonia and possibly death, because the virus has infected them so long that their lungs are filled with fluid causing them to not be able to breath in oxygen.

Make sure you keep your pet with a check up to prevent and if they do get kennel cough intervene with a good antibiotic so that you don’t have to rush to pet hospital with a very sickly pet.

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