TABLE OF CONTENTS

Foreword……………………………………………………………….. 1
Acknowledgements…………………………………………………. 4
Table of Contents……………………………………………………. 6
Part 1 – Introduction to Kennel Cough…………………… 8
What is kennel cough?……………………………………………. 10
Kennel Cough vs. Distemper……………………………………. 11
How does kennel cough typically occur?………………….. 13
Is kennel cough seasonal?………………………………………. 15
How does kennel cough present?…………………………….. 16
What is the duration and treatment of kennel cough?….. 16
Part 2 – Understanding Kennel Cough In-Depth…….. 19
A Word on Working with a Veterinarian…………………….. 19
The Canine Respiratory System………………………………. 20
The Severity of Kennel Cough……………………………………21
When to See a Vet………………………………………………….. 21
Diseases and Conditions with Similar Symptoms……….. 22
Blastomycocis……………………………………………………….. 23
Valley Fever…………………………………………………………… 24
Heartworms…………………………………………………………… 25
Cardiac Disease…………………………………………………….. 26
Reverse Sneezing in Toy Breeds…………………………….. 27
Collapsed Trachea in Toy Breeds……………………………. 28
Canine Influenza……………………………………………………. 29
Potential Complications of Kennel Cough…………………. 30
Understanding the Kennel Cough Vaccine………………… 31
Kennel Cough Vaccine is Controversial……………………. 32
Best Medications for Kennel Cough…………………………. 34
Over-the-Counter Medications………………………………… 34
Veterinary Prescriptions…………………………………………. 35
Natural Remedies for Kennel Cough………………………… 37
Kennel Cough Recovery Tips…………………………………. 39
When Kennel Cough Becomes Pneumonia………………. 41
Projected Treatment Costs…………………………………….. 41
Part 3 – Preventing and Managing Kennel Cough… 43
Strengthening Your Dog’s Immune System………………. 43
A Well-Balanced Diet……………………………………………… 43
Plenty of Exercise………………………………………………….. 45
Supplements for Immunity………………………………………. 46
Probiotics for Healthier Digestion…………………………….. 48
Do Not Neglect Preventive Medicine……………………….. 49
Exercise Caution Around Other Dogs……………………… 49
Kennel Cough in Rescue Shelters…………………………… 50
Disease Control Measures…………………………………….. 51
Afterword……………………………………………………………… 53
Kennel Cough – Quick Facts Sheet………………………… 55
Relevant Websites………………………………………………… 59
Frequently Asked Questions………………………………….. 61
Glossary……………………………………………………………… 67
Index…………………………………………………………………… 73