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Posted on: March 9, 2018

Kendall, puppy with symptoms of Kennel Cough, showing small signs of improvement


Many people have been interested in the current medical condition of “Kendall,” a friendly puppy that showed symptoms of Kennel Cough. Staff at the Southpointe Veterinary Hospital, where Kendall is staying, has announced that the puppy is showing small signs of improvement, although they remain guarded and cautious. Kendall is under the direct care of staff at Southpointe, and will remain in their care until recovery.

The City of Taylor’s Animal Shelter originally adopted out the puppy before reaccepting it when its new owner soon noticed signs of the cough and other signs of lethargy. Kennel cough (also known as canine infectious tracheobronchitis) is an upper respiratory infection affecting dogs. Viral and bacterial causes of canine cough are spread through airborne droplets produced by sneezing and coughing. The shelter is currently closed until March 21 for a deep cleaning and other modifications.

Officials are still awaiting further test results on Kendall. The City of Taylor will publish updates on the health of the puppy, as they come in.

Given the widespread concern from the community, persons inquiring on how to make a donation for Kendall’s medical care and expenses should send their donation directly (checks or money orders only, payable to the “Taylor Animal Shelter”) to Southpointe Veterinary Hospital, 10581 Allen Road, Allen Park, MI, 48101. Please note “Kendall Care” on the check. The clinic is keeping a file on the puppy.

Southpointe is not giving out updates on Kendall. While everyone’s concern is appreciated, officials ask that you DO NOT CALL Southpointe for updates. Monitor the City of Taylor’s social media sites and official website for updates.

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