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Your dog can pick up Kennel Cough not just in Kennels?
Kennel cough is an infectious respiratory infection characterised by a harsh, hacking cough. Most owners will describe the cough as sounding like their pet is ‘trying to bring something up’. Kennel cough is caused by a number of bacteria and viruses usually in combination. The most common combination we see is a mixture of parainfluenza virus and Bordetella bacteria.
An uncomplicated case of kennel cough in a young fit dog usually runs its course over a period of a couple of weeks, with frequent coughing fits. Your pet will seem otherwise well. Kennel cough can progress to a life threatening chest infection if left unchecked in a debilitated patient. If in doubt it is always best to get checked by the Vet.
An infected dog will spread kennel cough through nasal secretions becoming aerosolised (a cough) and inhaled by a healthy dog. It is not just in kennels that our pets can contract the disease; it can be picked up at the park, in the street, at dog shows, in training classes… anywhere dogs meet!
As with any serious disease, prevention is always better than cure. Effective intranasal vaccines are available against the most significant causes and can be administered routinely alongside your pet’s annual booster or initial puppy vaccination course.
Have your dog vaccinated against Kennel Cough at the same time as an annual booster & receive 10% off the Kennel Cough fee.
You can make a larger 20% saving if you are a member of our Care Club...