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I am about to foster a dog from a shelter. He is coming to me with Kennel cough. I have other dogs...so just wondering how long he should be quarantined and if he is caged in my garage and my other dogs are in the house is this enough of a quarantine to ensure they don't get it?

Veterinarian's Assistant: I'm sorry to hear that. Coughing can be worrying. The Expert will know what you should do. What is the dog's name and age?

2 years and I am not actually sure of his name

Veterinarian's Assistant: What is the dog's name?

Lucky

Submitted: 7 months ago.Category: Dog Veterinary
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Dog Veterinarian: petdrz, Veterinarian replied 7 months ago
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Dog Veterinarian: petdrz, Veterinarian replied 7 months ago

Thanks for trusting me to help you and Lucky today. I am a licensed veterinarian with over 30 years of experience and would be happy work with you.

Kennel cough is very contagious but is spread by aerosol droplets when the dog coughs. As long as they are not in the same room as Lucky, they would not be at risk of infection. Kennel cough typically runs it's course in 1-2 weeks, so I would keep them apart from him until his cough resolves. To be safe, if they are not already, I would have your other dog's vaccinated for bordatella. Here is a link with more information. LINK HERE

I hope this is helpful. Please let me know if you have ANY other questions. My goal is to give you 100% satisfaction and if you are not yet satisfied, please reply so I can clarify for you.

My posted replies are for general education only and not meant as a diagnosis. Only after a thorough veterinary examination can a diagnosis for your pet be made and specific treatments be advised or medications be prescribed.

Dr Z

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