Dog Health

How to prevent your Chihuahua from getting Kennel Cough

Chihuahua dog wearing some red clothes

Kennel cough is a highly contagious disease that can affect dogs of all ages, but is most commonly seen in puppies and young adult dogs. The disease is caused by a number of different viruses and bacteria, and is easily spread through close contact with other dogs, or by contact with contaminated surfaces. Kennel cough can cause a range of symptoms, from a mild cough and runny nose, to more severe symptoms such as pneumonia. While the disease is usually not fatal, it can be very dangerous for puppies and older dogs. There are a number of ways to prevent your dog from getting kennel cough, including vaccination, avoiding contact with other dogs, and good hygiene.


Vaccination is the best way to prevent your Chihuahua from getting Kennel Cough. There are two types of vaccines available: intranasal and injectable. Intranasal vaccines are the most effective and are available from your veterinarian. Injectable vaccines are less effective, but are still recommended by many veterinarians.

Be sure to check with your veterinarian to see if they recommend a certain type of vaccine for your Chihuahua.


In order to prevent your Chihuahua from getting Kennel Cough, it is important to take some simple precautions. First, make sure that your Chihuahua is up to date on all of his vaccinations. Kennel Cough is a disease that is spread through contact with other dogs, so if your Chihuahua is not vaccinated, he is at a higher risk of contracting the disease. Second, avoid taking your Chihuahua to places where there are large groups of dogs, such as the dog park or the groomer. These places are more likely to be contaminated with Kennel Cough, and your Chihuahua is more likely to come in contact with the disease. Finally, if your Chihuahua does start to show signs of Kennel Cough, such as a cough or runny nose, take him to the vet immediately. If treated early, Kennel Cough is usually not a serious disease, but it can be deadly if left untreated.


Chihuahuas are social creatures and need interaction with people and other dogs to stay happy and healthy. Unfortunately, this also means they are at risk of contracting diseases like kennel cough.

To prevent your Chihuahua from getting kennel cough, take them to the vet for regular check-ups and vaccinations. Keep them away from places where other dogs congregate, such as dog parks, and make sure they are always on a leash when they are around other dogs.

If your Chihuahua does contract kennel cough, take them to the vet immediately. Kennel cough can be a serious illness, so it is important to get them treatment as soon as possible.


Symptoms of kennel cough in dogs include a harsh, dry cough that sounds like they are choking, retching, or gagging. They may also have a runny nose, sneezing, or reverse sneezing (when they gasp for air through their nose). If your dog has any of these symptoms, they should see a veterinarian as soon as possible. Kennel cough is highly contagious and can be spread through close contact with other dogs, or by exposure to things like contaminated food bowls, toys, or bedding. It is important to keep your dog away from other dogs if they are showing any signs of illness.