Kennel cough concerns raised in Juneau

A Juneau animal shelter has put its kennel in quarantine amid concerns with kennel cough in dogs.

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by Associated Press

JUNEAU- A Juneau animal shelter has put its kennel in quarantine amid concerns with kennel cough in dogs.

Gastineau Humane Society executive director Chava Lee says kennel cough cases began showing up within the past two weeks. She says the staff took immediate precautions, including shutting down programs like dog daycare and bleaching kennels to get rid of germs.
Lee says the quarantine will last three weeks. She says it's been at least two years since there's been kennel cough at the shelter.
State veterinarian Bob Gerlach says kennel cough is highly contagious and passed between dogs through direct contact, playing with the same toys or using the same water or food bowls.
He says it's not uncommon for the infection to occur this time of year.

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