Why it’s Important for Your Dog to Get His Kennel Cough Vaccination

10th October 2008Dog CareLeave a comment

Kennel cough or infectious bronchitis is a very contagious disease of the respiratory system that can affect dogs of all ages. Kennel Cough is an airborne virus that is spread through the air by infected dogs sneezing and coughing and dogs will develop a very harsh dry hacking cough that lasts several weeks.

The good news is that kennel cough can be prevented! This vaccine differs from your dog’s usual annual vaccination in that it is squirted up the nostril rather than being injected under the skin.

This year we have seen a high number of unvaccinated dogs contract kennel cough just before they are due to the services of Very Important Pets.  We now recommend that all dogs are vaccinated at least seven days before using our dog boarding or dog walking services as we cannot take on any dogs that have contracted kennel cough due to the risks of infecting other dogs.

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