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Myrna Solomon's picture
Joined: 07/31/2007
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I'm warning dog owners who take their pooch to the dog park!!

My friends dog was at the dog park like every other day..a few days later he started to cough when excited..she took him to the vet and he was diagnosed with "Triachaol Broncitius". It is HIGHLY CONTAGIOUS" and is spread by air..This means someone came to the park with a sick dog, and I'd suspect many dogs caught this. It requires giving them a 10 day regiment of Amoxicillin.. the Vet told my friend to keep her dog calm, and not let him exercise..

If you notice your dog coughing..get them to the vets office right away...and I'd suggest keeping your dog away from the park and other dogs for a while..until this is over..

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Jan Kays's picture
Joined: 05/06/2008
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KENNEL COUGH

Also known as kennel cough.....which many people get shots updated regularly the same as rabies. "Kennel cough, the common name given to infectious canine tracheobronchitis, is a highly contagious respiratory disease among dogs. As the name suggests, it is typified by inflammation of the trachea and bronchi." "Most cases of kennel cough go away on their own, but some doctors will prescribe antibiotics in hopes of killing the Bordetella organism. You can also give the infected dog vet-approved cough suppressants to provide comfort while he battles the illness." This is USUALLY spread through close quarters like kennels, shelters, groomers, etc. If your dog is not regularly vaccinated, it could be reinfected later. Once infected, it will take anywhere from 6 weeks to 3 months for the actual coughing to stop, though the your pet won't be contagious after about the first 10 days of illness.

Myrna Solomon's picture
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The Vet said that it wasn't kennel cough

Hi Jan, just to clarify, my friends Vet made it very clear that it wasn't Kennel Cough..she also said if not treated, would probably turn into the Flu..It is becoming more common for dogs to get human illnesses. 

Myrna Solomon

Jan Kays's picture
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LOOK IT UP

Don't want to get into an arguement here.  I posted quotes from a reputable site. Incidents of human to dog cross contagion of flu/colds (which lead to bronchitis) are RARE. You can do your own research....I was just trying to be helpful.

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