A prison cough, which in fact is a collective name of several different viruses or bacteria, can be burned down at any time of the year. But at this time it is worse than in many years, mainly in the Stockholm area.
"I have been working here for more than eleven years and I have never been involved in many conversations about just kennelhosta. That was so collected, many at once, says Yen Dahlgren.
Kennelhosta makes the dog Obtain coughing attacks, which sounds a bit like they have something in their throat and can make them throw up. In some cases, the dog may have fever and pneumonia.
It is through direct contact, or if dogs share, for example, with some foods that it infects, but can not affect other animals or humans.
Often, it is associated with exhibits or other occasions when many dogs are found, for example in game parks or in dog days as the infection spreads.
"We have a lot of people at home and are sick," says Josefine Malmström, vice president of Dandery's Dog Day.
She gave sick dogs Immediately dismissed and allowed to sit in a hospital waiting to be carried out.
"We clean the dishes more carefully now that there are kennelhostatids. We changed the dressing rooms and made sure that the dogs only go with their roommates so that they do not extend to the room. Yes, those things.
No numbers About how many dogs are affected by kennelhosta. If it does not affect the general condition of the dog, that is, it continues to eat and if it is usual, the order rests and do not want any veterinarian. But in the Stockholm area, it has been observed that this year's infection seems to be wider than it has been for several years, and that is more serious, says Yen Dahlgren.
"The type of virus that seems to bloom now has hit dogs a little more than it has done in recent years. Normally, they will not be publicly affected. In autumn, we received some cases in which they were taken and ill.
It is possible to vaccinate the dog Against some viruses and bacteria as entry to Kennelhosta and dog day is often a requirement to get there. But there is no guarantee that the dog is still affected.
The problem is currently the largest in the Stockholm area, but also in northern Värmland and in the center of Uppland, it was marked by an increase. In most other places, the level is normal. In Halland, it is an unusual cake of kennels.
Although it may be Very difficult for the dog, it is often a harmless disease for the dog, "says veterinarian Johan Rosberg Thorell.
– They cough, but they are often fast, going through the worst phase and then improving again. But there is also the risk that they receive secondary infections with pneumonia and they feel bad. But coughing is not complicated.