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Kennel Cough 

Facts about Kennel Cough

Kennel cough is a canine infectious respiritory disease, it mainly caused by the canine parainfluenza virus (CPiV) and Bordetella bronchiseptica (Bb).


  • According to the CICADA national disease survey there were 40,000 cases of kennel cough which were seen by vets in 2013.
  • Dogs not only catch kennel cough in kennels but anywhere where they socialise with other dogs, ie the park, round peoples houses or at training classes.
  • Only around 10% of dogs are routinely given the Kennel Cough vaccine
  • It generally takes 5-7 days after being exposed to the infection before they show symptoms.
  • Symptoms include a dry, hacking cough, runny nose and sometimes sneezing.
  • Depending on the severitiy of the cough, syptoms can last from a few days to several weeks.
  • Dogs can remain infectious for up to 3 months

There is a vaccine available against kennel cough, we recommend your dog has the vaccine on a yearly basis. Please call us to make an appointment or for any more information.


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