AN outbreak of kennel cough is reportedly being spread at a park in Reading.

Worried dog owners have taken to social media to report that their four-legged friends have kennel cough.

They say their dog displayed symptoms of the illness after visiting Arthur Newbery Park in Tilehurst, Reading.

According to a dog owner in Reading Dog Owners Facebook page, a vet had confirmed her four-legged friend had kennel cough and are now staying at home.

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Reading Chronicle:

They said: "Our dog Ted started coughing last Tuesday and the vet confirmed Kennel Cough on Thursday (£80 later!).

"We have of course quarantined him but prior to this, we walked him almost daily at Arthur Newbery Park in Tilehurst.

"I have just seen this on another site which has confirmed my suspicions of where he picked it up from." Kennel cough is a respiratory infection caused by a number of bacteria and viruses that spread easily from one dog to another.

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It is usually dangerous and is likely to need no treatment at all. But in puppies, elderly dogs or those with existing illnesses, the condition can be more serious and can develop into pneumonia.

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