The main component of most kennel cough infections is the bacteria Bordetella bronchiseptica, with other viruses such as Para influenza also contributing to the case. There are many antibiotics that can be used to treat Bordetella, but they will do nothing for the viral components. Amoxicillin based (e.g. Clavamox) and tetracycline based (e.g. tetracycline, doxycycline, etc) antibiotics are commonly used.