Kennel Cough

imageWhether you are just out and about this summer, on walks, at dog shows, training classes or are planning on putting your dog in boarding kennels while you are on holiday, Kennel Cough can be a real problem.

Kennel Cough or Infectious Tracheobronchitis is a highly infectious respiratory disease and can be picked up wherever dogs meet not just in kennels.

Although many factors can be involved, the two most likely are a bacterium called Bordetella Bronchiseptica and Canine Parainfluenza virus. Your dog’s annual booster vaccination protects against Canine Parainfluenza but only an intranasal vaccine offers protection against Bordetella Bronchiseptica.

Most kennels will request that your dog is vaccinated against Kennel Cough as well as their annual vaccination due to the increased risk of contracting the disease. Please contact us to arrange a vaccination appointment to protect your dog against this disease.

To find out more read our Kennel Cough
information sheet.