Does anyone know the symptoms of kennel cough? My new addition,Buttons, sounds like she is clearing her throat she repeats this sound for about 5 or 6 times then nothing. She is up to date with all her shots including bordetella. We got new carpet and maybe its just the fibers. She has been doing this for about 2 weeks maybe 2 or three times total in a 24 hour period no loss of appetite or runny nose. Her eyes do tear but not that much. I think I will take her to my vet so I have peace of mind I have 2 bassets and I do not want an epidemic of something on my hands.