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Q. My dog received a Bordatella vaccination in May. She was groomed 01/04 & started coughing q few days later. Cough is deminishing. Further Protocoal?

Answered By
DR. MASSIMO ORIOLES, DVM, MRCVS

A. Cough may be caused by different reasons than infectious kennel cough.

Kennel cough is most of the time a self limiting disease, which resolves in few days if not complicated by any other concurrent disease or does not affect immunocompromised animals.

If the cough is resolving by itself I would not do anything else in terms of treatment.

If signs come back I would recommend to take her to your veterinarian for a check up.

Thorough clinical examination and radiographs of the chest are needed to identify the underlying cause. Respiratory and heart diseases are the most common causes of it.


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