Kennel cough or Canine cough is a very contagious infection that causes a harsh, hoarse cough in dogs. It is very easy for dogs to contract kennel cough – it just requires nose to nose contact or shared airspace. Kennel cough can be contracted in parks, training classes, grooming salons, boarding kennels or just saying hello on a walk. While usually not life threatening it is unpleasant and often makes dogs feel very unwell. If you suspect your dog has kennel cough please contact us to make an appointment – the sooner we treat the better.
Do I need to vaccinate?
We would advise that all dogs are vaccinated for kennel cough. The vaccine lasts 12 months and prevents most strains of kennel cough. We see this disease very frequently and prevention is better than cure.