Kennel Cough

Just as with contagious  human respiratory disease kennel cough is easily transmitted from one dog to another, so vaccination is imperative if your pet will come into contact with other dogs in such situations as obedience training, the groomers, boarding at a kennel, neighbours pets or even just playing in the park.

The disease is caused by various airborne bacteria and viruses, Bordetella bronchiseptica is one of the main causes of this disease and with the most common viral cause, parainfluenza, can be protected against with  a separate intra-nasal vaccine administered as drops up the nose. You’ll first notice its onset by your dog’s dry, hacking cough that sounds as if an object has got stuck in the throat.