Dog Owners Urged to Watch Out for Kennel Cough

March 31, 2023 8:44 am in by

Those with four-legged friends are being urged to remain vigilant with vets reporting a spike in a canine illness.


The highly contagious respiratory disease, kennel cough, is spreading across South Australia.

Symptoms to look out for include an inflamed throat, lethargy, loss of appetite, and a cough.

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Vets are warning owners to keep their dogs away from communal bowls at public parks, with transmission from dog to dog through actions such as touching noses or sharing water.

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