I thought I would share some information about kennel cough:
As I offer a great alternative to kennel's which is pet sitting - where I stay in your home - where most animals are more relaxed in there own environment and they get that one to one loving, cuddles and time. Also your home is not left empty - safe and secure.
Kennel cough is a respiratory infection caused by a number of bacteria and viruses
It is not usually dangerous and normally clears up without treatment within a few weeks
Apart from your dog coughing, the infection is unlikely to make them feel ill
But puppies, elderly dogs and those with existing medical conditions can be susceptible to complications from kennel cough, such as pneumonia
Kennel cough has an incubation period of two to 14 days
A kennel cough vaccine is available and is often required for a stay in kennels where the highly-contagious infection can spread easily.
Best thing to do is go straight to your vets and get some antibiotics that can kill the Bordetella bacteria.