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Kennel Cough - advice please

Hi Everyone,

Went to the vet yesterday and Scout has a mild case of Kennel Cough ... I've read the threads on here but have a question that I can't seem to find an answer to:
I know this is contagious so should all of her toys and bedding be cleaned/disinfected? This may sound stupid, but I've never dealt with kennel cough before and forgot to ask the vet! I just don't know if that slobbery tennis ball will continue to make her sick (like a sort of vicious cycle)!!!
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Very strange. My friend texted me yesterday to tell me her boy sampson had k cough, she said he was vaxed against it but it was a different strand, weird. I dont know much about it,

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Hi Everyone,

Went to the vet yesterday and Scout has a mild case of Kennel Cough ... I've read the threads on here but have a question that I can't seem to find an answer to:
I know this is contagious so should all of her toys and bedding be cleaned/disinfected? This may sound stupid, but I've never dealt with kennel cough before and forgot to ask the vet! I just don't know if that slobbery tennis ball will continue to make her sick (like a sort of vicious cycle)!!!
since you can't clean tennis balls, throw it out and use a new one each time you play fetch until, the Kennel cough is passed.
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Our guy had a mild case of it about a month back. We didn't do anything special cleaning-wise, the vet gave him a course of antibiotics and vitamin c. In a couple of days he felt better and in about a week he was tip top. Definitely can't hurt to wash anything though, but we didn't disinfect or throw out any toys. Hope he feels better!
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When I got Midnite from the shelter he came with kennel cough. I had three other dogs at the time and 2 of them got it. They all had it 10 days apart. They did not reinfect each other and I did not get rid of any toys.

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