Comments on: more questions about kennel cough? Tue, 10 Dec 2019 15:47:38 +0000 hourly 1 By: mauveme49 Sat, 20 Aug 2011 23:47:36 +0000 Keep him on the meds until the vet says to stop. Your neighbour was very unlucky as if it is treated on time there usually is not cause for concern. Pneumonia is what kills thedogs that are treated too late. You don’t need to disinfect the property and you can take the dog out as soon as he is over the cough. It is spread by air and not by picking something up from the ground. My BF shows poms and once in a while will bring home KC from the show. As soon as she suspects a problem she medicates them and isolates them. Rarely has she had more than two or three out of her 15 kennel dogs get KC at one time. It won’t affect humans and a healthy dog will not die if treated properly.. So don’t worry about your boy.

By: twinkles Sat, 20 Aug 2011 23:47:36 +0000 does he have vaccinations? if not do so.
1. it is not dangerous to let him out of the house to urinate, but since he does have kennel cough, he contracted it from another dog. it’s passed to one another through mucous membranes(touching noses, sniffing butts) if he is going outside, seperate the dogs until the cold subsides. if kennel cough lasts longer than 2 weeks take him back to the vet. they should give him Bordetella injection if he associates with other dogs. that injection is once a year.
2. people can not get it.
3. if it’s untreated he can get very sick, as far as kill a dog i don’t know, yes keep an eye out on him, if is longer than 2 weeks, go to vet , he might prescribe antibiotics
4. you don’t need to disinfect.
5. as long as he doesn’t touch noses or butts through the fence he should be okay. just watch out for abnormal behavior. Vomiting, Diahrrea, Hives, Blood in Urine, Persistant Coughing

let the vet know when it started, how long, when you noticed, what you have done to help the situation.

By: CindyRVT Sat, 20 Aug 2011 23:47:36 +0000 It’s unlikely to loose a dog to bordetella bronchiseptica. I would bet that the dogs that she lost several years ago had something else secondary to kennel cough–distemper, canine herpes and canine influenza and parainfluenza all can be contracted at the same time as B. bronciseptica. This combination of infections is known as "kennel cough complex". The disease caused by B. bronchiseptic is typicaly mild and self-limiting. And the other infectious diseases that may accompany B. bronchiseptica are part of the common canine vaccines which are highly effective.

Kennel cough is unlikely to kill a healthy adult dog. Kennel cough is unlikely to kill a dog that is current on vaccinations because the dog has some protection already from the viruses that may infect secondary to B. bronchiseptica.

It also doesn’t transmit to humans.

There is really no way to disinfect your garden. The soil and living material will typically inactive disinfectants. And the fact that it’s an outdoors area where you are going to have good ventilation means that the risk is going to be greatly decreased.