06-15-2016, 11:20 PM
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how long ago did he have kennel cough at the shelter? if it was many months ago, he sure could have it again (there is very little immunity maintained from an episode of this disease- dogs can get it over and over, though usually there is at least some period of relative immunity after the illness... maybe for 6 months or more?)
But there are many reasons a dog can cough, aside from kennel cough. And many coughs sound similar, despite having different causes. Taking your dog to the vet is a g good idea, but do not be surprised if the cause of the cough is not diagnosed... many coughs are very difficult to work out the causes of, and if nothing shows up on an x-ray, then it becomes a guessing game, unless further testing is done. Many of those coughing dogs are treated symptomatically, and often that works well. Allergies as a cause of coughing, however, are not common (at least in my area).