I read online that Kennel cough is a related strain of virus to that of Whooping Cough. I’m concerned cause I have a dog and a 15 month old at home, Dog has Whooping cough and Baby is always near the dog.

My baby has had 3 vaccines for the Whooping cough, 2 months, 4 months and 6 months, and will be going again for her 4th shot in 2 weeks.

I read that people who are exposed to Whooping Cough if they take anti-biotics can prevent getting the infection, but I don’t want to give my daughter antibiotics if I don’t have to, but I also don’t want to ignore it and have her get it.

My husband said first of all it’s a dog, not a human (although web sites say it can be transmitted from Dogs to Kids), plus she’s had 3 vaccines against it.

Anyone think I should get the antibiotics or am I just being over paranoid?

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