Kennel cough is increasing in New Zealand and is hitting a number of our dog breeds.
The clinical name for canine cough (also known as kennel cough) is canine infectious respiratory disease or infectious tracheobronchitis.
Symptoms include a dog having a loud high pitched cough, that sounds like something is stuck in their throat or a goose honk, loss of appetite, low energy and nasal discharge.
The coughing can linger for several weeks.
The outbreak could be the result of more dogs socialising during the recent school holidays and as a result of the easing of Covid-19 restrictions.
If your dog is suffering from these symptoms please visit your vet.