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Vaccine Resistant Kennel Cough Strain Spreading in Southeast

12 days ago   |   By iHeart Dogs

A new strain of kennel cough is rapidly spreading in classic 2020 style. Veterinarians in the coastal North Carolina city of Wilmington are urging dog families to exercise caution. The outbreak has even led to the temporary suspension of some dog care services at area clinics. Could the disease spread wider?
What is Kennel Cough?
Kennel cough is a highly contagious infection that attacks the respiratory system of dogs. It is passed from dog to dog through droplets from the respiratory system such as coughs or sneezes. The American Kennel Association reports the following symptoms in a dog...
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