THOMASVILLE, GA (WALB) - Humans aren't the only ones who get colds around the holidays.
Veterinarians in South Georgia WALB they get very busy after Christmas.
Most dogs come down with a case of 'Kennel Cough.'
Although it sounds terrible, most of the time it's not that serious. Animal hospital employees said it does need to be treated.
"It could potentially become a big issue, if they aren't vaccinated or they've gotten a bad case of it, it can lead to more complicated things," said Glover.
Just like human colds, kennel cough can be caused by a slew of different things.
"Kennel cough is spread from dog to dog so if they are in contact with other dogs or in a facility or if they are boarding and come in contact with things other dogs have contact, they can pick up the disease," said Glover.
Even travel stress can cause a dog to pick up kennel cough. Lots of folks have been doing just that so the animal hospital has been quite busy the past several days.
"We do see a lot more cases this type of year because of dogs being boarded this time of year. Dogs are coming in contact with each other more frequently," said Glover.
A quick trip to the vet can save you from bigger issues in the long run and you'll have a happy, healthy pup once again.