and my saints stuff is about to suck BIG TIME even more.
Carol · May 28, 2009
copper likes to go for outings and sleepovers to one of our volunteers. her dogs picked up kennel cough on the dykes.
copper is virtually immune to most strains of kennel cough..he has been exposed to them all. but he can still carry the particular virus or bacteria (kennel cough is a loose term for many of both) and fight off the bugs cuz his immune system already has a literal army of well prepared Tcells.
so while copper's body fights off what he is well prepared for, he still sheds the specific virus or bacteria where ever he goes...like back home.
dogs get kennel cough everywhere...they get it at shelters, they get it at kennels, they get it at vet clinics, they get it out for a walk. it is airborne..so where ever an affected dog goes, others pick it up.
the vaccines are relatively useless because they only cover a minimal numbers of pathogens and "kennel cough" is just a catch all term for a ton of them...exposure is probably the best immune builder.
sigh...we are going to be immune building around here again.
lucy coughed all night. suzie started coughing this morning..copper the little walking super-bug immune bastard beagle..is not coughing at all.
this is so going to suck....again.