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how soon after a dog has been exposed to kennel cough will

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how soon after a dog has been exposed to kennel cough will he show signs that he now has it . how is it given to another dog. how long are they contagious for.
Submitted: 8 years ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  NancyH replied 8 years ago.

Kennel cough is passed similarly to a human cold by contact and through fluids from the dog coughing or sneezing.

Its called kennel cough as its so easily passed around in the stressful situation of being kenneled.

Symptoms begin usually 3 to 5 days after exposure.

You can read about this virus here and the other viruses that often show up along wtih it

Dogs can shed the bordatella bacteria for up to three months after they were infected.

Hope this helps you!

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