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I have a dog who is 14 years old and has gotten kennel cough twice. This has happened in the past 6 months after adopting a rescue dog who had been in a home with other rescue dogs. Our adopted dog has never had symptoms. Because our other dog has now had this twice I think our rescue dog should be treated. He might be a carrier?

Veterinarian's Assistant: I'll do all I can to help. Coughing can be worrying. The Expert will know what you should do. What is the dog's name?

Finnigan

Veterinarian's Assistant: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Finnigan?

He seems healthy and has no symptoms but I’m worrying he is a carrier of kennel cough cough to our older dog Rico. Rico has been treated twice with Doxycycline because but Finnigan has never been treated.

Submitted: 2 months ago.Category: Dog Veterinary
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Dog Veterinarian: DocPaul, Veterinarian replied 2 months ago
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Hi

Dr. Paul Brazzell here

I would be happy to help you

I am one of the veterinarians authorized on this site to answer questions by text and/or phone

If you would like to just text then please ignore the phone call request from the site

There is not a carrier state for kennel cough

They are either showing symptoms and are infectious or they are not and they are not infectious

No need for the Doxycycline

Paul

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