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Features February 2014 Issue

Is ‘Kennel Cough’ Really the Right Term?

What’s in a name? Sometimes, the wrong message.

We’ve all heard of the illness commonly referred to as kennel cough, a hacking cough born of an upper respiratory tract infection that is particularly contagious when caused by a type of airborne bacteria called Bordetella bronchiseptica. That’s why many kennels require that owners show proof of vaccination again the illness before boarding their dog. …

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