Cases of Canine Upper Respiratory Disease being seen

One vet clinic in Raleigh has seen more than 170 cases of coughing dogs in the past month. Cases started popping up in late July and early August in dogs who are highly social like those who frequent dog parks, day camps and social spots in downtown Raleigh. The highly contagious illness is spread from dog to dog, not to or from humans. Dogs only have to be 10 to 12 centimeters apart to spread it. Dogs who’ve been given bordetella and influenza vaccines don’t have as severe of symptoms, but Doctors are begging dog owners not to take your dogs to dog parks or day camps or social spots for a few weeks until the cycle can be broken.