Message Number: YG5159 | New FHL Archives Search
From: Karen Purcell, DVM
Date: 2001-07-04 18:07:00 UTC
Subject: Re: kennel cough

D Christen,

You wrote:
> i need to know if ferrets can get kennel cough? We have a young pup from a=
> pet store purchase that has it, currently isolated and being treated, but =
> i want to b sure. The vet that is treating Isis says she doesn't "think", =
> that they can get it, but would like some absolutes? Dr. Williams? Can so=
> meone inform me?

Yup, ferrets can indeed get kennel cough (from the vaccine, even).
Treatment is the same as in dogs, supportive care, antibiotics if
needed, and isolation for the 3 weeks of contagion.
Hope this helps,

-Dr. Karen

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