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    My dog has kennel cough again! This is her 2nd bout this year. It seems that she gets K.C. a couple times a year. I'm heading to the vet to get meds today ,but just wondering if there is any preventative measures I can take to help fight this in the future?

    She is 100% healthy ,I keep a clean kennel and spray with bleach about once every 2 weeks to fight any possible bacteria. She is up to date on shots and this is her only nagging ailment she has ever had.

    Anyone know what causes K.C.?
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    I use a vaccine called bordetella annually. I am not sure what exactly causes it but I believe it is a bacterial infection.
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    I vaccinate my guys twice a year. It doesn't always prevent it, but it helps.
    BTW, were you in Horicon and/or at Bong in the past couple of weeks?

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    Barb, no its been 2 years since I was there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hotel4dogs View Post
    I vaccinate my guys twice a year. It doesn't always prevent it, but it helps.
    BTW, were you in Horicon and/or at Bong in the past couple of weeks?
    I also use the nasal (Intratrac III) vaccine every 6-9 mos here. Knock on wood, I've not had a case in YEARS. I think the last time was probably 5-6 yrs ago and though the "gifter" of it was VERY sick, mine only coughed a few times first thing in the morning for 2 days.

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    Thanks ,I'll question my vet today on these vaccines today.
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    Infectious tracheobronchitis is caused by a combination of the parainfluenza virus and a bacteria Bordetella Bronchiseptica. It is highly contagious and spread by direct contact with an infected dog or by aerosol transmission. The best prevention is afforded by the use of both the intransal and injectable vaccines.

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    I would not treat with antibiotics unless there is secondary infection.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bridget Bodine View Post
    I would not treat with antibiotics unless there is secondary infection.
    Secondary infection? Just got back and the vet (not my typical vet) gave me Doxycycline 100 mg -3 times a day for 7 days.


    DR EdA Thank you for your input. She recommended not to give the vaccine (shot) until Indy is over this bout of K.C I will question her about dual preventatives as you suggested.

    Also ,thanks to everyone else for their replys.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shawn White View Post
    Secondary infection? Just got back and the vet (not my typical vet) gave me Doxycycline 100 mg -3 times a day for
    That is the accepted standard therapeutic protocol although therapy may extend beyond 7 days.

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