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By Pam Burke 

Highly contagious kennel cough hitting area


Last updated 11/24/2021 at 12:19pm

Local pet professionals are recommending that dog owners take precautions with their canine pets to guard against an illness commonly known as kennel cough.

Kennel cough is the common name for canine infectious tracheobronchitis, which is actually a blanket term for an upper respiratory disease most notable for its cough.

The highly contagious disease actually came through the area earlier in the year, Dr. Tari Mord of Eastside Animal Hospital said, but some cases are occurring again.

“We don’t know where it started, but we know that it was pretty much across the Hi-Line,” she said...

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