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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The normal temperature range for canines is between 100.5 and 102.5 Fahrenheit.

While a temperature above 100 degrees Fahrenheit isn’t a good sign for a person, it’s perfectly normal for a pooch. The normal temperature range for canines is between 100.5 and 102.5 Fahrenheit.