Dr. James - Veterinary Professional

Do I need to take my dog to a vet if I think he/she might have kennel cough?

Yes! Although a mild case of kennel cough usually isn’t life-threatening, the disease can progress into a much more serious case and can even lead to pneumonia, so it’s important to see your vet and get started on a treatment. However, it’s also important to note that dogs can cough for many reasons other than kennel cough. Coughing is a symptom of other conditions such as allergies and environmental pollutants, and even much more serious problems like fungal infections, heartworm disease, congestive heart failure, and even cancer. In any case, a coughing dog should be taken to the veterinarian in order to pinpoint the exact cause of his or her symptoms.

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It is a myth that dogs are color blind!

They can actually see in color, just not as vividly as humans. It’s similar to our vision at dusk.