Kennel cough is a condition that causes a nasty cough in dogs. It’s very contagious, but isn’t often serious. Kennel cough often clears up on its own and on occasion, needs treatment from a vet. Dogs can spread kennel cough for 2-3 weeks after symptoms have cleared.
Help protect your dog from kennel cough by vaccinating them. This is especially important if they mix with lots of other dogs or spend time in kennels.
Call your vet for advice if you suspect your dog has kennel cough and be sure to keep them away from other dogs and public spaces.