Canine cough (or kennel cough) is a highly contagious respiratory disease.
Dogs commonly contract kennel cough at places where there are large numbers of dogs, such as boarding and day-care facilities, dog parks, training groups and dog shows.
Dogs can spread it to one another through airborne droplets, direct contact (e.g., touching noses) or contaminated surfaces (including water
and food bowls).
It’s highly treatable in most dogs but can be more severe in puppies younger than six months of age and immunocompromised dogs.
Most cases of canine cough are caused by the Bordetella bacterium, and there are two types of vaccines available to prevent canine cough caused by this bacterium – intra-nasal and injectable.
Our vaccination requirements for canine cough are set out below:
Intra-nasal (Nobivac KC): One dose no less than 72 hours prior to boarding. Reinforce once a year.
Injectable (Bronchicine or Pneumodog): Initially two doses with an interval of 2-4 weeks.
We will only accept dogs after the second vaccine.
Reinforce with one dose once a year.
Please note that some cases of canine cough are caused by agents other than bordetella, so the
vaccine may not entirely prevent your dog from contracting the disease.