Symptoms of Kennel Cough in Pets
The most common symptoms of kennel cough in dogs and cats include a dry hacking or honking cough, sometimes followed by retching. Other symptoms may include watery to mucoid nasal discharge, sneezing, lethargy, and in severe cases, loss of appetite, depression, and fever. These symptoms will develop 3-4 days after exposure and may last for 10-14 days. The degree of clinical symptoms will vary amongst different pets, and some pets may have no clinical symptoms when exposed to kennel cough. Most pets with kennel cough will have symptoms mostly confined to the respiratory tract. Kennel cough does not typically affect other organs in your pet's body.