Diagnostic and Treatment Methods used for Kennel Cough in Dogs

  • Lucheta Monteiro
Keywords: Dogs, Kennel cough, parasitic infestations, Bordetellosis


Dog, an affectionate and loyal pet learns rapidly to live with its master with all his good and bad vices
and is prone to acquire even the human diseases. There are several diseases of pet dogs which make them suffer
silently but respiratory infections are nuisance to their owners too. Kennel cough is multi–etiological disease but
Bordetella bronchiseptica, a gram negative bacterium, has been considered the main causative agent. It causes
canine infectious bronchitis characterized by frequent dry and hacking coughing with high morbidity.