English Español Deutsch Français 日本語

Cough in the kennel: Causes, Treatment, and Related Symptoms

Dog Medicine
Kennel cough (called kennel cough also known as infectious tracheobronchitis) is an infectious disease. It is a highly contagious respiratory infection that affects the respiratory tract. But some dogs can get sick (especially very young, very old, or immunocompromised dogs) from a kennel cough infection.

Causes of disease
Kenna cough is a complex disease caused by a variety of infectious agents, including canine parainfluenza virus, canine adenovirus, 2 canine distemper virus, and a bacterium called Bordezia bronchopiae. (Other viruses and bacteria may also be involved, but their roles are unclear.) Kennel cough caused by viruses and bacteria alone or in combination.

Main symptoms
Common signs: Cough, usually dry cough (sometimes called goose cough). However, the severity and type of cough can vary
1. Retching and vomiting (as if you have something stuck in your throat)
2. Drain the white foamy liquid
3. Nasal discharge
4. Lethargy
5. Loss of appetite

Symptoms usually appear about 5-10 days after contact with an infected dog and can persist for up to 3 weeks, but symptoms can improve significantly within a few days.
1. No complications occur most often in summer and autumn - sudden onset, sudden cough, accompanied by nausea and vomiting, otherwise healthy dogs lively vocal fold swelling can cause coughing, spitting, often mistaken by animal owners for vomiting, in 3-7 days before the history of contact with other dogs or kennists. Although cough can be easily induced by handling organs, it is not significant. If there are no complications, they can recover without treatment.
2. Dogs with complications of distemper, hepatitis, and unknown parainfluenza immunization history have more severe cough, respiratory symptoms, concurrent bacterial infections, and are more likely to have a recent history of stay in other kennies, pet stores, foster kennies, veterinary hospitals, etc. Cough may or may not occur. "Symptoms are: increased body temperature - depression, loss of appetite, or difficulty breathing - mucinous to mucopurulent eye and nose discharge, and complications associated with bronchopneumonia can be life-threatening."
Diagnostic criteria
It was mainly based on clinical symptoms and medical history.

Methods of treatment
Many dogs recover without treatment and therefore only need to be monitored to ensure that symptoms do not worsen. In dogs with severe cough, cough suppressants can be prescribed, and in some cases, antibiotics can be prescribed to fight bacterial infections. If the dog has symptoms such as fever, lethargy, and loss of appetite, more intensive treatment is recommended, and blood counts and X-rays are recommended. Neck compression can exacerbate kennel cough symptoms, so it is recommended to change the collar to the chest and back during the illness.
TAG:the lungs