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Attention! Kennel cough has hit hard here in the Gallatin Valley.

Symptoms of Kennel Cough:
The classic symptom of kennel cough is a persistent, forceful cough. It often sounds like a goose honk.

Some dogs with kennel cough may show other symptoms of illness, including sneezing, a runny nose, or eye discharge.

Dogs "catch" kennel cough when they inhale bacteria or virus particles into their respiratory tract. This tract is normally lined with a coating of mucus that traps infectious particles, but there are a number of factors that can weaken this protection and make dogs prone to kennel cough infection, which results in inflammation of the larynx (voice box) and trachea (windpipe).

Treating and Preventing Kennel Cough:
Kennel cough is contagious. If you think your dog might have the condition, you should keep him away from other animals and contact your veterinarian.

360 Pet Medical is proud to announce our partnership with Dr. Tony Woodward of Montana Pet Dentistry and Oral Surgery. He is the only board certified dentist in the state of Montana and will be available to our patients once monthly. He will provide routine dental care, as well as complicated diagnostic and treatment options (root canals, oral tumors, periodontal therapy, orthodontics, etc). The Doctors at 360 have done extensive training with Dr. Woodward and will continue to collaborate on providing the absolute best dental care in Southwest Montana. For more information about Dr. Woodward or the services he offers, feel free to ask one of our associates.