How Long Does Kennel Cough Last? Our Vet Explains

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What is Kennel Cough?

Kennel cough causes a distinctively dry, hacking cough which is sometimes accompanied by retching and gagging.

What causes Kennel Cough?

How long do the symptoms of Kennel Cough last?

If your dog has kennel cough, you shouldn't walk them around other dogs until they have been clear of symptoms for two days.

How is Kennel Cough treated?

How long is a dog with Kennel Cough contagious?

So, when can I walk my dog again after Kennel Cough?

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Dr. Hannah Godfrey MRCVS graduated from the Royal Veterinary College in 2011. Although she initially worked in mixed practice treating all species, she found a love for small animal work and has worked exclusively with dogs and cats since 2014. She lives in Wales with her partner, son, and two cats (named Poppy and Ashton Kutcher), and writes comedy fiction in her spare time.

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