Kennel Cough in Dogs

Added on 23 March 2017



Kennel Cough in Dogs

What is Kennel Cough?

Kennel cough is a slightly misleading name. Whilst common in dogs that have been in kennels, it is perhaps kennel cough in dogs, symptoms and treatmentequally common in dogs that have not. We commonly see cases of kennel cough all year round and we are advising dog owners to have their dogs vaccinated.

Also known as infectious tracheobronchitis, Kennel Cough is a highly infectious respiratory disease which circulates in the dog population all year round. Although a range of bugs can be involved, the two most likely triggers are both common and widespread: a bacterium called Bordetella bronchiseptica and canine parainfluenza virus.

Symptoms of Kennel Cough

Once exposed to infection, it takes 3-10 days before the symptoms are seen. There is usually a persistent honking cough and fever. Owners often think that their dogs have something stuck in their throat and dogs often cough up ‘white foamy phlegm’. More rarely, serious cases can result in pneumonia and serious illness in puppies or those with a weaker constitution.

It is important not to exercise your dog if it has kennel cough in order to help prevent the spread of the disease. If you think that your dog may have kennel cough, please let us know when booking an appointment so that we can isolate your dog from others in the waiting room.

Protection against Kennel Cough

The kennel cough vaccine is slightly unusual as the vaccine is ‘dropped’ into the dog’s nostrils. There is a discount on kennel cough vaccinations when administered at the same time as an annual booster vaccination. If you are a Pet Health Club member, you can now add a Kennel Cough vaccine to your annual plan for an additional £1.25* per month which is overall cheaper than vaccination for non PHC Members.

*price at time of publication – March 2017

Make an Enquiry

Your Information

Eastcott Veterinary Clinic and Hospital is a trading name of Linnaeus Veterinary Limited. Registered address: Friars Gate 1011 Stratford Road Solihull B90 4BN. Registered in England & Wales Company no. 10790375. We will not share this information with other companies for their marketing purposes. For more details on how we use your information please see our privacy policy.

The personal data submitted via this form will be retained only for the purpose of responding to your question or concern, and will not be used for marketing purposes.

You must be 16 years old or older to submit a form.

We may use your information to send you reminders about products and services you have already purchased from us by SMS, email or post. These may be sent when your pet is due for a vaccination, flea or worming treatment or when your pet is due for a check-up recommended by your vet.

If you would not like to receive these reminders please tick here:

We would like to send you our newsletters and contact you about promotions which may be relevant to you by post, email and SMS. If you agree to being contacted in this way please tick the relevant boxes;

Newsletter
Copyright © 2020 Eastcott Veterinary Clinic and Hospital  |  All Rights Reserved
Eastcott Veterinary Clinic & Hospital
Edison Business Park
Hindle Way, Off Dorcan Way,
Swindon
Wiltshire,
SN3 3FR

Telephone: 01793 528341
email: enquiries@eastcottvets.co.uk