Kennel Cough

Is your dog protected against kennel cough? It’s known as kennel cough, but it isn’t just caught in kennels! On the contrary, your pet is more likely to encounter the disease wherever dogs meet, such as the park, in the street, dog shows and in training classes.

Kennel cough is a highly infectious cough that affects dogs, causing symptoms of severe whooping-like coughing and breathlessness as well as high temperatures, sore throats and loss of appetite. Even in mild cases, the need for isolation to prevent infecting others can hinder normal exercise and socialisation.

The condition is caused by a mixture of viruses and a bacterium(Bordetella Bronchiseptica). Luckily a vaccine is available.

We recommend that dogs are vaccinated against kennel cough before going into kennels, dog shows, dog training classes, or at other times when the disease is rife. Please contact us if you would like any further information on kennel cough vaccination, or would like to book an appointment.