Coughing in a kennel, which is in fact the collective name of several different viruses or bacteria, can be lit at any time of the year. But at this moment it's worse than in many years in the main area of Stockholm.
"I have been working here for over eleven years and I have never been involved in these many conversations about kennels," said Ien Dahlgren.
Kennelhosta loves a dog Take cough attacks, which sounds a bit like they have something in the throat and can cause vomiting. In some cases, dogs may have fever and pneumonia.
It is through direct contact or if dogs share, for example, food containers that infect, but can not affect other animals or humans.
It often connects to exhibitions or other occasions when many dogs meet, for example in game parks or in dog days as the infection spreads.
"We have a lot of people who are at home and who are ill," says Josefine Malmstrom, vice president of Danderid's Dog Dog.
She talks to sick dogs He was immediately released and allowed to sit at the waiting hospital to pick himself up.
"We clean the poses even more carefully now that there are kennelhostatids. We change the plush and make sure that the dogs eat with their roommates so that they do not spread into the room.
No numbers about how many dogs are affected by kennelhoste. If this does not affect the general state of the dog, that is, it continues to eat and be as usual, the practice rests and will not want the veterinarian. But in the Stockholm region, it has been reported that this year, the infection is wider than it has been for several years and is more serious, says Ian Dahlgren.
"The type of virus that seems to be blossoming now shot dogs a bit harder than last year. Usually they do not appear publicly. Now, in the fall, we got some cases where they were properly taken and ill.
It is possible to vaccinate the dog Against some viruses and bacteria like entering the Kennelhosta, and on the day of the dog is often a condition to get there. But there is no guarantee that the dog will still be hit.
The problem is currently the highest in Stockholm, but also in northern Varmland and central Uppland, is marked by an increase. In most other places, the level is normal. In Halland, it's unusual coughing.
Although it can be really difficult for a dog, it's often a harmless disease for a dog, "says veterinarian Johan Rosberg Thorell.
– They cough, but often they go through the worst stage, and then they get better again. But there is a risk that he will receive secondary pneumonia infections and feel bad. But uncomplicated coughing cough is quite harmless.