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  • The Importance of Kennel Cough Vaccinations

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Kennel cough, also known as canine infectious tracheobronchitis, is a highly contagious respiratory disease in dogs.

It spreads easily in environments where dogs are in close proximity to one another, such as kennels and parks.

This respiratory infection is typically caused by a combination of viruses and bacteria, including Bordetella bronchiseptica.

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.

The Importance of Kennel Cough Vaccinations, they play a vital role in preventing kennel cough.

Just like how humans receive vaccines to protect against illnesses, dogs benefit from vaccinations to build immunity.

Kennel cough vaccinations are especially important for dogs that are regularly in contact with other dogs in social settings.

By ensuring that your dog is up to date on their kennel cough vaccinations, you are not only protecting your own pet but also helping to prevent the spread of the disease within the dog community.

This not only safeguards the health and well-being of individual dogs but also helps create a safer and healthier environment for all dogs.

In addition to vaccination, practicing good hygiene and minimising exposure to infected animals can further reduce the risk of kennel cough.

Regular veterinary check-ups can also help catch any potential health issues early on.

Remember, prevention is key when it comes to keeping our furry friends happy and healthy. So, make sure to speak to your veterinarian about the importance of kennel cough vaccinations for your pet today.

This year we have seen a high number of unvaccinated dogs contract kennel cough.

We recommend that all dogs are vaccinated at least seven days before using our dog boarding or dog walking services.

We cannot take on any dogs that have contracted kennel cough due to the risks of infecting other dogs.

If you need to find a local recommended Veterinary practice please see our favourite vets page.

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