Fort Salonga Animal Hospital veterinarian Kenneth Luckow says more dogs coming down with kennel cough

A Fort Salonga Animal Hospital veterinarian is reporting a rise in dogs coming down with kennel cough. Veterinarian Kenneth Luckow says he is seeing the

Veterinarian Kenneth Luckow says he is seeing the cough in higher frequency this year because animals are spending additional time in boarding kennels, being groomed more frequently and spending extra time with other animals.

Veterinarian Kenneth Luckow says he is seeing the cough in higher frequency this year because animals are spending additional time in boarding kennels, being groomed more frequently and spending extra time with other animals. (9/24/13)

FORT SALONGA - A Fort Salonga Animal Hospital veterinarian is reporting a rise in dogs coming down with kennel cough.

Veterinarian Kenneth Luckow says he is seeing the cough in higher frequency this year because animals are spending additional time in boarding kennels, being groomed more frequently and spending extra time with other animals.

"It's easier to spread when you have a lot of animals at the same place at the same time," he says.

Luckow says pet owners should look out for the noticeable cough, which sounds like a honking or choking sound, but the best way to prevent kennel cough is to have dogs vaccinated.

Any pet owner who suspects their dog has kennel cough should seek help from a veterinarian.

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Top 5 Must See

One or more burglars have struck eight homes 1 Suffolk police: W. Islip burglaries a pattern
Gary Leifer, 59, told News 12 Long Island 2 Cancer patient claims officer assaulted him at NUMC
Seven people live in the home, and two 3 Family left homeless after fire rips through Deer Park home
The allegations in the complaint claim the doll 4 Consumer groups: Interactive doll is a privacy risk
His office says Nassau police overtime is projected 5 Nassau comptroller calls for review of police overtime payouts

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Features

Need help this holiday season? We've got you Holiday Help Series

Need a gift idea? Perhaps you need a fun idea to do with the kids?

Each week a different shelter visits News 12 Dog Day Fridays Series

Each week a different shelter visits News 12 Long Island with pets up for adoption.

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE