Lecture: Vaccines for Dogs

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Dog Kennel, by Acme Canine

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Lecture Notes

Parainfluenza is one of the primary viral contributors to ‘kennel cough' - Kennel cough, or canine infectious tracheobronchitis, is a highly contagious disease caused by a number of different organisms that inflame and damage the lower respiratory tract.

These organisms can be viruses and bacteria. Again, the primary virus is parainfluenza.

The most common sign of kennel cough is a persiste, dry, hacking cough. This condition is of highest concern for dogs who travel a lot for shows or competitions, and those who are boarded.