it starts as simple as a cold but mismanagement of this all too common infection can lead to severe illness, chronic problems, and even fatal pneumonia. Learn how to recognize the symptoms, control the disease, and prevent the future outbreaks of Canine Kennel Cough with these articles and tip sheets.
Resources and Articles
From the Magazine
Vaccine study finds coughing increases with longer kennel stays. Disease study finds shelters aren't the root source of viruses'but certainly help them along.
The basic facts about canine kennel cough, a highly contagious upper respiratory disease of dogs.
You will never totally clear your sheltering facility of feline URI and canine kennel cough, those ever-present diseases that affect millions of companion animals every year, but you can minimize their effect with the right approach.
Use these sample isolation and treatment area protocols from the Animal Welfare Association in Voorhees, New Jersey to help you develop your shelter's own protocols.
Policies & Programs
Lots of downloadable factsheets on common shelter diseases, sanitation, enrichment for shelter animals and much more.
The shelter medicine program at the University of California, Davis, School of Veterinary Medicine has a wealth of information on disease control, facility design, animal housing and many other topics.
This guide outlines an animal healthcare program for shelters, including design considerations, cleaning materials, animal handling, preventive medicine and planning. It also includes a glossary of terms.