Can dogs spread a hacking cough to other dogs?

Answer A dry hacking cough in a dog is usually a medical condition called a kennel cough. Kennel cough is highly contagious and can spread easily. You might consider having your dog vaccinated with the bo... Read More »

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Why do dogs cough?

Dogs share many of the same bodily processes as humans. Both humans and dogs cough for similar reasons.FunctionCoughing is the way a dog's body deals with irritation to the lungs, windpipe or small... Read More »

Non-Productive Dry Cough in Dogs?

Dogs may cough for a variety of reasons, from a simple case of allergies to pulmonary edema. A dry, non-productive cough is usually not serious, and can likely be caused by an allergy. A cough that... Read More »

What Causes Cough With Heartworms in Dogs?

Dogs cough for a variety of reasons. They may be allergic to pollen, they may get kennel cough from an animal shelter or boarding at the vet, they may have infected teeth or the worst case---they m... Read More »

How often do dogs need the kennel cough vaccine?

The kennel cough vaccine is not required by law, so it is not required for canines of any age, breed or gender. However, veterinarians recommend that the vaccine be given yearly, or as needed--such... Read More »