Dr. James - Veterinary Professional

Is kennel cough contagious to humans?

Absolutely! You have to remember that in general viruses are species-specific, meaning dogs get dog viruses, but bacteria on the other hand is not species- specific. Therefore, if your dog has a bad case of kennel cough there is no doubt that you can also “catch” an upper respiratory infection from your dog. Make sure to take the proper precautions, the same as you would if another family member in the house was sick with an upper respiratory infection.

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Adult dog has 42 permanent teeth

At 4-8 weeks of age, a puppy’s mouth will get 28 baby teeth. At 4-7 months of age, the baby teeth fall out and are replaced with 42 permanent adult teeth. The average adult human has only 32.